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in the neighborhood

1. Close by in or near the same part of town; in the vicinity. A: "Oh, hi, Tom. What are you doing here?" B: "Well, I was in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd drop by to say hello."
2. Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the neighborhood of $20,000 for this renovation.
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in the neighborhood of (some amount)

Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the neighborhood of $20,000 for this renovation.
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neighborhood play

In baseball, a play in which a fielder forces an out on a runner by simply getting close to ("in the neighborhood of") second base without actually touching it. Neighborhood plays would often happen to avoid a collision between the runner and the infielder, though they don't allow it anymore.
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there goes the neighborhood

cliché Said when something happens that one feels will be detrimental to one's neighborhood or community, usually some new family or group of people moving in. Though often used facetiously, the phrase likely arose out of, and may still reflect, prejudice against racial integration in predominantly white communities. A: "Bob! We're going to need to install some sound insulation in the walls—a bunch of college kids just moved in next door!" B: "Well, there goes the neighborhood!" A young Pakistani couple moved in a few houses down from us, and my racist uncle muttered under his breath, "There goes the neighborhood."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(somewhere) in the neighborhood of something

Fig. approximately a particular amount or measurement. I take somewhere in the neighborhood of ten pills a day for my various ailments. My rent is in the neighborhood of $700 per month.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the neighborhood of

Also, in the region of. Approximately, about, as in They paid in the neighborhood of a million dollars, or I don't know exactly what the exchange rate is-somewhere in the region of 95 yen to the dollar . The first expression dates from the mid-1800s, the variant from the mid-1900s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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She cited racial and economic differences between subsidized housing residents of all races and some of the neighborhood's newer, more diluent residents, many of whom are white.
Officers may view the neighborhood as unable or unwilling to care for itself.
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With a legacy dating back to 1970, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is currently building in 40 neighborhoods in Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC and Nashville, TN.
Even if a metro area experiences rising average levels of employment and income, the changes in specific neighborhoods in that metro area may be well above or below that average.
The neighborhood began to acquire new conceptual currency around that time--as the prominent urbanist and New Yorker architecture critic Lewis Mumford suggested in a 1954 article in Town Planning Review--precisely because it was under threat.
"We want to understand what the selection procedure is." Khalid Al-Dhobaibi, 25, said that the social leader of his neighborhood has stayed the same, with his son filling in when he is sick.
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Petty yesterday promised monthly meetings of a neighborhood advisory group to create a plan to make the city safer.
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