In this neck of the woods
Posted by James Briggs on April 28, 2005
In Reply to: In this neck of the woods posted by Leslie Howard Rogers on April 28, 2005
: Please clarify the saying in this neck of the woods.
: I was told this originated from when people would make avenue through the woods to a point deeper in the woods where they would make a clearing for a house or a village, so if they met some one on the way to the village, they might say I have not met you in this neck of the woods.
If you go to the link, you'll see what we've said in the past
www.phrases.org.uk bulletin_board 27 messages 564.html