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neck of the woods

2018.09.12

Meaning:

neck of the woods is a friendly way to say ‘area’. For example, ‘What brings you to this neck of the woods?’ means ‘Why did you come to this place?’ We often use ‘your/my/his/her neck of the woods’ to mean a person’s hometown or country. For example, ‘John’s from Singapore. There’s no snow in his neck of the woods!’ But we also use ‘your/my/his/her neck of the woods’ to mean ‘where a person is living *now*’. For example, ‘John lives in Asakusa. Was it hot in your neck of the woods today, John?’ ‘Neck of the woods’ has a slightly casual, friendly nuance.

Example:

A: Julie – I want to get pizza for dinner tonight. Are there any good pizza places in your neck of the woods?
B: No! I miss New York pizzas. Have you found any good pizzas in Japan?
A: Lots! Japanese pizzas are different – but I love them. But I’m from Australia, not New York like you. My neck of the woods isn’t famous for pizza.

Talking Point(s):

What are the pizza places like in your neck of the woods?

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