In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1persona que aprueba la realización de obras públicas pero que no las quiere en su vecindarioNimbies who object to the new railway line passing by their houses — los objetores que se oponen a la nueva línea de tren porque pasa cerca de su casa
- It will provide a field day for Nimbys, malicious competitors, busybodies and timewasters.
- But that is what we are asking of the women, and that is what makes this bill not only a Nimby bill but also one that states that what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.
- The argument that third generation mobile phone technology is non-essential and, therefore, fair game for the Nimby brigade, is flawed.
- For them, he is the classic example of a Nimby and, to boot, a ‘white settler’, who thinks he can ride roughshod over local sensibilities.
- As a nation we want Scotland to grow and thrive but there is too much of a Nimby culture against new housing development.
- The great majority of councillors' time is devoted to the interminable squabbling amongst Nimby neighbours about development applications.
- So the war of Romney Marsh is not just between Labour and Tory, or between Nimbys and people with a sense of global responsibility.
- Now, I accept that our horror of such a plan could make us all look like Nimbys, the ‘not in my backyard’ set.
- In response to these comments: it has become popular to label anyone who objects to a development as a Nimby.
- I see that the whingeing Nimbys from Bilbrough are at it again, thinking they have the right to prevent outsiders driving over their own personal roads.
- We didn't have a Nimby attitude, and we got some early compensation.
- It is no answer to the problem for the Nimbys, already established in their ever-expanding residences, to propose that there should be no further development or increase in population density in Balmain.
- Is he bitter because they didn't get any money from the Nimbys' homes being built or are all the villagers Nimbys who live in the new developments?
- Newcomers who want to freeze a village on the day they arrive are the second-worst kind of Nimby.
- Yes you can call me a Nimby but the pollution trail will affect the whole Atlantic.
- Neither his attitude nor his language is acceptable from a member of a committee on which the majority group itself acted on deeply Nimby principles.
- But will the government dare concrete over the region to help key workers get a foot on the housing ladder when this would be sure to antagonise Nimby voters in marginal constituencies?
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