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  • n. Plural form of nimby.


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  • No development here, these influential nimbies cried.

    History of the Blackberry

  • The BBC was promoting a peculiarly specious argument culled from the Stansted nimbies: airport expansion should be checked because it only encourages people to travel, to the disadvantage of British trade.

    Ben Stewart: An Apology

  • Cities such as London, forever dithering over a third runway at Heathrow, and Los Angeles, where nimbies keep blocking the expansion of LAX, and New York, with sclerotic links from the city to its airports, are in trouble.

    The Guardian World News

  • Pressure also comes from China's growing middle class which increasingly complains about government decisions, just like the middle-class nimbies in the rest of the world.

    The Register

  • Do nimbies not realize that more goods could be manufactured in America if people like them didn't make it nearly impossible to do so?

    Tonawanda News Homepage

  • The nimbies are working their black magic everywhere, it seems.

    Tonawanda News Homepage

  • You also have the Gasport nimbies who aren't very welcoming to Niagara Metals.

    Tonawanda News Homepage

  • But, it's always the small band of naysayers - the nimbies - who ruin it for everyone, businesses and residents alike, by delaying and even preventing development.

    Tonawanda News Homepage

  • Then, there's Middleport and Lockport where you have nimbies who complain about outdoor concerts to mayors Maedl and Tucker.

    Tonawanda News Homepage

  • Those incidents are just the tip of the iceberg; nimbies are everywhere.

    Tonawanda News Homepage


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