NIMBY

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Not in my backyard!

and NIMBY
exclam. & comp. abb. Don’t locate something undesirable close to me. (Describes an attitude that people express about having noisy or dirty facilities installed close to where they live.) When you say, build the new incinerator here, I say NIMBY.
See also: not

NIMBY

verb
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All who agreed with either of the first two were labelled Nimbys by Saint Consulting.
For those of you who haven't quite caught on to the jargon, NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard.
We can't build enough affordable housing to meet demand because NIMBYs drive up the cost of development,'' said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
The high-speed rail link between London and Manchester is absolutely essential for promoting investment in northern constituencies like mine but unfortunately there appears to be a ragtag alliance of luddites and nimbys making ludicrous arguments against the plans.
TommyDGNR8 thinks it's time to take the emotion from the issue and have a cool look at what is needed: "Once you get past the very vocal NIMBYs who are (as usual) getting all the publicity, there is a very real need to address the infrastructure requirements each of these developments will bring.
And if the fight to stabilise the climate is "an anti-capitalist agenda" why are the same windy nimbys always bemoaning the "multi-national mega-rich wind farm companies"?
People say these objections come from nimbys (not in my back yard) but nimbys have a right to be heard.
I don't like being portrayed as NIMBYs,'' Hearst said of the acronym for Not In My Back Yard.
However, in the case of Phoenix Way it was not the authorities but the Nimbys around Humber Road who prevented it from being completed.
While I accept that blogs can be a useful tool in communicating with the public, I am certain that calling people nimbys and idiots does nothing to improve the image of our senior officers and certainly does not give the air of professionalism that people should rightly expect from the police.
We were causing no bother to anyone, until the Nimbys moved in when the properties at the end off the road were built.
IF the Warwickshire NIMBYs would spend half an hour at Rugby station, they would see why the high-speed rail link is needed.
Well, wind farms, of course, without which he claims the lights will go out due to the nimbys.
But developers and some political leaders in Sacramento have been increasingly arguing that the law is being abused by NIMBYs who can file a lawsuit and halt a development.
In the Press, objectors to this access road have been called Nimbys, flatearthers, rabble as well as thick and stupid.