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nimbynoun [C]

disapproving also mainly US NIMBY uk   /ˈnɪm.bi/ 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   /ˈnɪm.bi.ɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈnɪm.bi.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
Residents were accused of nimbyism when they tried to stop the new superstore development.
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nimbynoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɪmbi/ us   disapproving
abbreviation for not in my back yard: a person who does not want something unpleasant but necessary to be built or done near where they live: This followed a nimby campaign against the noise made by the wind farm.
(Definition of nimby from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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