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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This not-for-profit organization needs your help to document the ladybug varieties in your neck of the woods. Participants are asked to photograph the ladybugs they encounter and then upload them to the Lost Ladybug Project website.
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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.
She retreated from the city centre back to her neck of the woods.
MY thoughts on the risk of North Wales being left without major sport because of the threats hanging over the Crusaders and Wrexham FC drew a stinging response from some supporters in that neck of the woods.
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.
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