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NIMBY



Pronunciation: (usually nim'bē), [key]
not in my backyard: used to express opposition by local citizens to the locating in their neighborhood of a civic project, as a jail, garbage dump, or drug rehabilitation center, that, though needed by the larger community, is considered unsightly, dangerous, or likely to lead to decreased property values. Also,Nim'by.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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