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neck of the woods Informal

Meaning: A neck of the woods is a neighbourhood or a district, usually rural.

For example:

  • What brings you to our neck of the woods?

  • Have land prices gone up in your neck of the woods too?

Quick Quiz:

Wendy called and said she was in our neck of the woods so I told her
  1. I'd take her to hospital straight away
  2. to drop by and say hello
  3. to call the police

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