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tall poppy syndrome

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  • n. The tendency to disparage conspicuously successful people.

Etymologies

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From tall poppy + syndrome.

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  • In the sense of cutting down the tall poppies.

    October 23, 2008

  • the tendency to criticize successful people

    July 24, 2008