Definition of neck of the woods in English:

neck of the woods

phrase

informal
  • A particular area or locality.

    ‘imagine seeing her in this neck of the woods’
    • ‘It's not too bad here on the coast, but reports from the Midlands suggest that things are a bit chillier in that neck of the woods.’
    • ‘It had been about a year since I'd been in that neck of the woods.’
    • ‘I feel a link to it because, although Campden is far from my neck of the woods, I know the village and the reputed home of one of the protagonists very well indeed.’
    • ‘Anyway, if you're ever in that neck of the woods, check it out.’
    • ‘Planning permission is next to impossible to get in this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘Find out what's going on in your neck of the woods, and enjoy yourself.’
    • ‘Well, there's nothing much happening in my neck of the woods right now.’
    • ‘Another plus point for the Old Dock Bar was its wine list, which was exceptional value for this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘Do you have any exotic wild animals in your neck of the woods?’
    • ‘And they say a lot of rain falls in this neck of the woods?’
    • ‘Its West End location means it unavoidably gets the besuited, after-work types that lurk in packs in this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘Naturally, I was delighted to hear he'd be making a pit stop in my neck of the woods on his way back from Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it's turned out to be a bit of PR disaster… at least in our neck of the woods.’
    • ‘Those who study statistics in plush Whitehall office suites should get out and visit this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘We very rarely get snow in this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘In my neck of the woods, people discuss differences of opinions, rather than set up straw men and knock them down.’
    • ‘From my neck of the woods we would say; " Bring it on.’
    • ‘City slicker smart alecs don't go down well in this neck of the woods - a constituency comprising a huge swathe of rural Ulster.’
    • ‘Gardening - as it is practised in my neck of the woods - requires a little bit of forward planning.’
    • ‘The olives, rosemary and lavender all seem to be going well too, as the autumn continues to be quite warm and balmy in this neck of the woods.’
    • ‘The Australian Government and indeed the public have just become aware of the worst maritime disaster ever seen in our neck of the woods.’
    • ‘On weekends we'd take turns cruising the various town and villages in our neck of the woods.’
    neighbourhood, district, area, locality, locale, quarter, community, part, region, zone
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