NIMBY

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n NIMBY someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
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Usage

In literature:

It was the new minister's wife who called Nimbi-Pamby the Little Prophet.
"New Chronicles of Rebecca" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Do you think I want to copy those nimby-pimby girls over there, or that lot, or that?
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
The nimbi are blue-green, the figures red.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Each have nimbi of a blue colour, surmounted by crosses, with globular extremities.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 88, July 5, 1851" by Various
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In news:

Stringer Shrinks NYU, But Is It Enough to Appease the Village NIMBYs.
Get ready for Congress's NIMBY politics on budget cuts.
NIMBYs Concerned That Streetcar Barn Will Detract From Historic Housing Project.
NIMBYs Strike in Adams-Morgan, Arguing That Church-to-Hotel Conversion Will Displace Local Businesses.
It's easy to talk about the downside of gentrification—high housing prices, evictions, and a creeping NIMBY-ism that elbows out social services.
Li Po is one of the few "anything goes" bars left in this NIMBY city.
Childress Klein's apartment plans nettle Nimbys.
A New Hampshire Summer White House NIMBY .
Can Wind Power Survive the NIMBY Syndrome.
Britain's ecotown program runs into NIMBY .
In short, it's a NIMBY dream.
Coping in the Age of ' Nimby '.
NIMBY mood hurts LIRR 3rd-track plan.
NIMBY Profs Avoid Ugly Boxes.
Now, with the wind industry booming, there's a new era of the NIMBY phenomenon.
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