As for “neck of the woods,” it stems from one meaning of “neck”: a narrow stretch of land. “Neck of the woods” refers to a general area or vicinity.
“Thurmond Barnswallow is chomping at the bit to go necking with Betty Jean Hackberry after the church social next week,” said Gopher.
“He must not know that she's champing at the bit to go gallivanting with Milford Birdsong in Bricktown,” said Miss Lulabelle.
“When it comes to two-timing, she's just about the champ in this neck of the woods,” said Floyd.
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