1. the place or area where someone lives or works
if you're ever up in my neck of the woods, call in for a visit
A 'neck of the woods' refers to a particular place or area. This is an expression that is very casual and more often used in social and spoken English. You might ask what someone is doing 'in this neck of the woods?' - or what are they doing in this particular area or place. If you say somewhere is 'my neck of the woods' it means it is an area you are from or that you frequent regularly usually because you work or live there.