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nimby

noun [C] uk disapproving ( also mainly US NIMBY)   /ˈnɪm.bi/ us  
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   /-ɪsm/ disapproving us  
Residents were accused of nimbyism when they tried to stop the new superstore development.
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