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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As in Kameron Glen, NIMBYs in Fishingdale used conventional tactics to pressure local politicians to defeat the proposal.
They are Nimbys because they have worked long and hard to have their own homes and want brownfield options explored more before greenfield sites that make our countryside a bit special are dug up.
The demonisation of NIMBYs may be creating a real risk for improved participation in planning.
When the above three guidelines are implemented, the Dynamic Planning Process can often result in the transformation of NIMBYs into the project's most vocal champions.
He said many opponents of wind turbines were Nimbys.
In my experience, they tend to be petty, bureaucratic NIMBYs.
I can only hope that the NIMBYs someday realize that services located in their neighborhood for people with a mental illness don't have much effect on their property values or local crime rates.
Rapid transit would then come to those two suburbs and the NIMBYS would no longer be preventing this vital service reaching the new hospital.
Wrong again; it's the powerful who bring wealth, renewal, and hope, and the NIMBYs who obstruct.
The people who oppose developement in Keresley are not NIMBYS but are trying to protect what green fields we have and prevent us from becoming another conurbation.
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Stop pandering to the NIMBYs in Lisvane and let WPD build its houses.
FROM the plethora of reports and correspondence in the papers and other media; it seems we are surrounded by climate change deniers and NIMBYs, in Britain.
ED Miliband is either the most naive Energy Minister Labour has so far produced or the most deceitful - claiming that those who object to wind turbines are Nimbys endangering our future energy needs (Newsnight October 9) when he must or should know the peaking order of how much each generator contributes to the grid at number.
And just as I would never generalise that all affluent people are nimbys, neither are all social housing tenants 'lowlife' - as M Dunford states.