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Not In My Backyard


Short for NIMBY. A response from a neighborhood that does not want certain people to live nearby or for some types of constructions.

“Everyone wants to  solve the homeless problem, but the same folks say ‘not in my backyard’ so there’s never a solution where to put them.”

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