One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a quiet neighbourhood’
district, area, locality, locale, quarter, community, part, region, zone
informal neck of the woods, parts
British informal manor
North American informal hood, nabe
2‘in the neighbourhood of Canterbury’
vicinity, surrounding area, surrounding district, environs, purlieus, precincts, proximity
North American vicinage
‘the cost was believed to be in the neighbourhood of $4.5m’
approximately, about, around, roughly, in the region of, of the order of, not far off, nearly, almost, close to, just about, practically, more or less, or so, there or thereabouts, as near as dammit to
getting on for
in the ballpark of
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