Idiom – Neck of the woods

  • Idiom – Neck of the woods
  • Meaning – A neighborhood or nearby area. This expression usually refers to the area where somebody lives.
  • A wood is an area of land covered with trees.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You want to visit a friend because they live in an area you are visiting.
  • If you are visiting an unfamiliar area.
  • You are returning home after a long holiday.
  • You are visiting an area you know very well.
Example:
  • “You were in Winchester?  That’s my neck of the woods! Why didn’t you pop in for a cuppa?”

Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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