NIMBY

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NIMBY

A derogatory term; an acronym for “not in my backyard.” It is intended to convey the sense that people are generally in favor of socially desirable programs such as half-way houses for felons, or unsavory but largely necessary uses such as waste disposal sites, as long as they are located in or near someone else's neighborhood.

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