neck of the woods

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neck of the woods

A neighborhood or nearby area; the area around where one lives. Next time you find yourself in my neck of the woods, give me a call and I'll show you around.
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neck of the woods

A neighborhood or region, as in He's one of the wealthiest men in our neck of the woods. Originally (mid-1800s) alluding to a forest settlement, this colloquial term is now used more loosely, for urban as well as rural locales.
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your neck of the woods

INFORMAL
You can talk about the place where you live as your neck of the woods. Are there any nice restaurants in your neck of the woods? Note: You can refer to the place where you are at the moment as this neck of the woods. So what brings you to this neck of the woods, Greg? Note: This expression originated in the United States. `Neck' comes from `naiack' which means `point' or `corner' in an Algonquian Native American language.
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neck of the woods

a particular small geographical area or community.
Neck in the sense of ‘narrow strip of woodland’ is recorded from the late 18th century.
1998 Spectator Both [letters] come from the same neck of the woods, both are on the same subject and both are cries for help which are being ignored.
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LIVERPOOL'S popular streetperformers, Our Neck Of The Woods, are planning to take their spontaneous drum set across Europe to play and raise money for disadvantaged communities.
NOT sure how many readers will be excited by the recent Boundary Commission proposals for our neck of the woods here on Teesside (Gazette, 14.
Mainly because he's from our neck of the woods, of course.
It is this pursuit of segregation that keeps bringing the odious EDL to our neck of the woods.
The actor-singer is returning this weekend to our neck of the woods for a few days in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including a stop at The Rich List night at Rush, Yas Viceroy on Friday, November 21.
I have to report the gull sacks suck ( say that three times quickly) in our neck of the woods and are causing gull sack rage.
With Lee Westwood being from our neck of the woods we were rooting for him at Augusta.
Jupiter is also in our neck of the woods and visible to the naked eye on October 29.
We've got some very special beers lined up from around the world," he said, "and plenty of treats right from our neck of the woods.
Census figures released this week confirm what residents of Central Massachusetts have known for years - our neck of the woods is pretty hard to beat.
The rules of allotment-holding in our neck of the woods - the lower Holme Valley - have changed, and if I leave the ground fallow a second year I'll have the plot taken away from me.
We usually just get blackbirds and pigeons round our neck of the woods, nothing like this chap.
The reporter is right when he says it is not often you see a champion skier from our neck of the woods.
Only 14 times since 1900 has an entire August passed without rain in our neck of the woods.
It was bad enough in summers past to endure a seemingly never ending series of itch-inducing bites, but now those thirsty blood suckers have brought a deadly disease--West Nile virus--to our neck of the woods.