Politically correct green (as in vegetation) nimbies (may object to nuclear power plants, polluting factories, etc.)
Socially conservative brown (as in shirts) nimbies (may object to the building of jails, prisons, housing for ex-convicts, drinking or adult entertainment establishments)
Fiscally conservative green (as in money) nimbies (may object to the building of anything which may decrease preexisting property values)
Their vote against measures to help refugees has been perceived by the socially conscious margin of society as a typically nimby attitude.
Other Word Forms
Origin of nimby
- n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition