not in my backyard

(NIMBY)
 Local oppostion to environmental threats. Critics have suggested that environmentalists are not really concerned with pollution but instead are interested in making sure it is not in their backyards.
 ► “Perhaps surprisingly, prisons do not generally provoke a not-in-mybackyard reaction. The prospect of jobs and spinoff economic development is typically enough to head off opponents.” (Planning, June 1995, p. 14)

American business jargon. 2014.

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