nimby Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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nimbynoun [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 ​delayingdevelopment of the ​site.
nimbyism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪsm/ disapproving
Residents were ​accused of nimbyism when they ​tried to ​stop the new ​superstoredevelopment.
(Definition of nimby from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nimbynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈnɪmbi/ 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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