neck of the woods

noun phrase

: the place or area where someone lives
He's from my neck of the woods.
How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

Examples of neck of the woods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nurses assured her the eight-legged critter seemed to be a house spider, and Kelly, who lives in Missouri, acknowledged spiders aren’t uncommon in her neck of the woods. Alex Ross, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 But lately, the Reno, Nevada, native has been spending a lot of time in our neck of the woods. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 20 Sep. 2023 The man who made the first great kale salad in the Hudson Valley (now every restaurant within 100 miles serves one) is a ubiquitous presence in this neck of the woods, coaching kids soccer and catering the memorials when our dear friends pass away. Gary Shteyngart, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Aug. 2023 So critical are its airplane-hangar-size chip factories, called fabs, that the United States, Japan and Europe have courted TSMC to build them in their neck of the woods. John Liu, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Heron recommends packing for both the best and worst weather campers could experience in their neck of the woods. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2023 In our neck of the woods, a handful of local volunteers were building something incredible for the people of San Diego County. Michael Harrison and Dom Fiume, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2023 Check out a link in today's show notes for what's happening in your neck of the woods. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 24 June 2023 Now, many crows in the same neck of the woods show hostile behavior to humans. Zayna Syed, Popular Science, 15 June 2023 See More

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“Neck of the woods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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