PITBY


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PITBY

An acronym for "put it in their back yard," a parodic response to the clichéd expression "not in my back yard" (often abbreviated with the acronym "NIMBY"), used to indicate opposition to any development or change that will impact one's home or local surroundings. We've begun retorting with "PITBY" to all those reductivist corporate apologists claiming that all we're doing is shouting "NIMBY."

Put it in their back yard!

and PITBY
sent. & comp. abb. Locate something undesirable close to the people who complain about having it close by. (A parody of NIMBY, Not in my back yard!) To all those NIMBYs, I say PITBY.
See also: back, put

PITBY

verb