neck of the woods


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neck of the woods

n. pl. necks of the woods Informal
A region; a neighborhood.

[From neck, narrow stretch of forest.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neck of the woods - a surrounding or nearby regionneck of the woods - a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
gold coast - a rich neighborhood noted for expensive homes and luxurious living; usually along a coastal area; "Chicago's gold coast is along Lake Michigan"
'hood - (slang) a neighborhood
place - a general vicinity; "He comes from a place near Chicago"
proximity - the region close around a person or thing
scenery - the appearance of a place
section - a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"

neck of the woods

noun
Informal. A part of the earth's surface:
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Sean Moore decided to create Our Neck Of The Woods after being inspired by local buskers and musical workshops.
Talking about my neck of the woods, I think you should know I'm a Notts County supporter.
They really do run rings round the other lot - at least in my neck of the woods - and the few who I know are conscientious caring politicians.
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.
Test cricket needed a thrilling Ashes series played in this neck of the woods," he said.
Postmen for this neck of the woods, however, can't be allowed out in case they go base over apex.
This one is outta Maine, and it's a great collection showcasing the happenings and whatnot in that neck of the woods.
What it's like in your neck of the woods today might be very different from how it will be tomorrow.
Phoenix's neck of the woods, forcing the layoffs of eight people -- about 9% of the entire staff.
Bryce Lambley's new book, My Neck of the Woods, should be required reading for all bowhunters.
It was impressive to be able to judge potential antler size at over 250 yards away considering the bucks had only been growing them for a month at the most in my neck of the woods.