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nimby

noun [C] disapproving (also mainly US NIMBY) uk   us   /ˈnɪm.bi/
abbreviation for not in my back yard: a person who does not want something unpleasant to be built or done near where they live: The spokeswoman said that nimby attitudes were delaying development of the site.
nimbyism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪsm/ disapproving
Residents were accused of nimbyism when they tried to stop the new superstore development.
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