nimby nimby  /ˈnɪm bi/


  • (n) 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


  1. Beyond that, there's the nimby problem.
  2. Conservatives have lamented the fact that today's newest associations are often parochial, nimby-style protest groups.


  • Neighbor Beefs: Los Angeles's NIMBY Problem is Causing Its Housing Problem

    NIMBYs are destroying Los Angeles, says economist Christopher Thornberg in an LA Times op-ed. Starting with the example of CasdenWestLA, the huge Expo Line-adjacent mixed-user that was scaled way back last month, he argues that the city's housing shortage...
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Curbed LA


  1. "You think Yucca Mountain is a NIMBY problem? Wait till you see this one," Sen. John McCain said on "Fox News Sunday," comparing the prison with the would-be nuclear-waste repository in Nevada, which has been held up by intense local opposition.
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: John McCain Source: Washington Times

  2. "NIMBY syndrome was a prevailing theme throughout the consultations," said Hall.
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Barbara Hall Source: Chatham Daily News

  3. "A lot of people from Boston point a NIMBY finger at Cape Cod, but if someone proposed a series of wind turbines down the Charles River there would be an uproar," said Glenn Wattley, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Glenn Source: The Republican -

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