NIMBY

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NIMBY

acronym for Not In My Back Yard; opposition to something offensive or hazardous nearby
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NIM·BY

 (nĭm′bē)
n. pl. NIM·BYs Slang
One who objects to a project, especially one intended for the benefit of the public, such as a school or landfill, being sited near one's residence.

[n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard).]
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NIMBY

(ˈnɪmbɪ)
n acronym for
not in my back yard: a person who objects to the occurrence of something if it will affect him or her or take place in his or her locality
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NIMBY

or Nim•by

(usu. ˈnɪm bi)
not in my backyard (used to refer to persons or groups that oppose the introduction into their neighborhood of an institution they consider objectionable, as a prison or psychiatric clinic).
[1980–85]
Nim′by•ism, n.
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nimby

A person who objects to something considered undesirable, such as a halfway house or industrial plant, being established in his or her neighborhood while being happy for it to be set up elsewhere (not in my back yard).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
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Translations

nimby

, Nimby abbr of not in my back yard jd, der Unangenehmes aber Notwendiges nicht in seiner Nachbarschaft haben will, sondern möglichst weit weg
adjablehnend; nimby attitudeOhne-Mich-Haltung f
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