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  1. Newbie
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    Question Help!

    What does "come to the neck of the woods" mean?

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    Re: Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nour Mahgoub View Post
    What does "come to the neck of the woods" mean?
    Can you give us the whole sentence where you've seen it? I know what "this neck of the woods" means but that doesn't appear to be what you've seen/read.

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    Re: Help!

    Commonly heard as "our neck of the woods" here.

    Phrase neck of the woods (Amer.Eng.) is attested from 1780 in the sense of "narrow stretch of woods;" 1839 with meaning "settlement in a wooded region."
    Neck | Define Neck at Dictionary.com

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