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Meaning of "tall poppy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TALL POPPY

Perhaps from Tarquin's decapitation of the tallest poppies in his garden, to indicate the fate of the most prominent citizens of Gabii.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TALL POPPY

tall poppy play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TALL POPPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tall poppy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TALL POPPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tall poppy

Tall poppy syndrome

The tall poppy syndrome is a pejorative term primarily used in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers. Australia and New Zealand's usage of the term has evolved and is not uniformly negative. In Australia, a long history of "underdog" culture and profound respect for humility in contrast to that of Australia's English feudal heritage results in a different understanding of "Tall poppy syndrome".

Definition of tall poppy in the English dictionary

The definition of tall poppy in the dictionary is a person who has a high salary or is otherwise prominent.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TALL POPPY

tall
Tall Blacks
tall oil
tall order
tall poppy syndrome
tall ship
tall story
tall tale
tallage
Tallahassee
tallaisim
tallboy
tallet
tallgrass
talliable
talliate
tallied
tallier
tallies

WORDS THAT END LIKE TALL POPPY

blue poppy
California poppy
choppy
corn poppy
field poppy
Flanders poppy
floppy
hoppy
horned poppy
Iceland poppy
moppy
opium poppy
poppy
prickly poppy
shoppy
sloppy
soppy
stroppy
Tibetan poppy
Welsh poppy

Synonyms and antonyms of tall poppy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tall poppy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TALL POPPY

Find out the translation of tall poppy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tall poppy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tall poppy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高大罂粟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amapola de altura
570 millions of speakers

English

tall poppy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंबा अफीम
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الخشخاش طويل القامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высокий мак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

papoula alto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লম্বা পপি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grand pavot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Poppy tinggi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

groß Mohn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

背の高いケシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

키 큰 양귀비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwur poppy
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thuốc phiện cao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயரமான பாப்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उंच खसखस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzun haşhaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

papavero alto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysoki mak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

високий мак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mac înalt
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ψηλό παπαρούνας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoë papawer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tall vallmo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tall Poppy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tall poppy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TALL POPPY»

The term «tall poppy» is normally little used and occupies the 109.735 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TALL POPPY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tall poppy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tall poppy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tall poppy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TALL POPPY»

Discover the use of tall poppy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tall poppy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tall Poppy: How to Lead without Losing Your Head
Tall Poppy style of leading is, most days, enlivening and empowering; and it influences growth and maturity, contingent upon my role as leader. This book is meant to help you discover and reap the benefits of Tall Poppy leadership. It is meant ...
Holly McKissick, 2013
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Tall Poppy Syndrome
Is the syndrome real? Can it be documented or observed?
‎2012
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Tall Poppies
But the one thing she really wants, the chance to prove herself in the world of work, is the one thing she can’t get.
Louise Bagshawe, 2008
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Tall Poppies: The Tall Poppy Diaries
"" The five Tall Poppies seemed to win everything in fifth grade-academic awards, solos in concerts, leads in the play, and (worst of all) the school talent show.
Jacquelyn Massey Orton, 2008
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Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes
Collects recipes from Finland, Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, and Italy that reflect the author's world travels, multicultural heritage, and family traditions.
Tessa Kiros, 2009
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Values, Achievement, and Justice: Studies in the Psychology ...
Participants also completed a measure of tall poppy attitudes (the Tall Poppy Scale) designed to assess their general attitudes toward tall poppies (whether they favored rewarding tall poppies or favored their fall), and a modified version ofthe ...
Norman T. Feather, 1999
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Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection)
Ginny Shanks, a senior vice president at Harrah's, talks about the "Tall Poppy Syndrome." In most business workshops or problem-solving meetings, there's one person in the room who is the Tall Poppy— someone who keeps raising his hand ...
Vince Thompson, David I. Russo, Rusty Rueff, 2013
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Tall Poppy Syndrome
Tall poppy syndrome (TPS) is a pejorative term primarily used in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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The Tall Poppy: How to Grow to Your Full Potential and Keep ...
An indpiration guide to realizing personal potential at work.
Judi James, Mike Edden, 1999
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Schadenfreude: Understanding Pleasure at the Misfortune of ...
In another early study (Feather, Volkmer, and McKee, 1991) participants rated how they felt when a tall poppy who was either a nationally known high-profile politician, sportsperson, or entertainer suffered a hypothetical fall from high status .
Wilco W. van Dijk, Jaap W. Ouwerkerk, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TALL POPPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tall poppy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boris Johnson has become the tall poppy that his own party is …
First Theresa May took aim at his water cannons, then his Routemasters stuttered – and now Boris Johnson's London Rental Standard is being pilloried. But the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Cutting down the tall poppies: female athletes bullied in Aussie …
Although the “tall poppy” concept dates back to classical Greek and Roman cultures, the term has been used in Australia from the 19th century when English ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
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Erin Reilly: Tall poppy syndrome has no place in small business
There's not enough room in the world for all these tall poppies, so let's just cut some of them down before they've even had a chance to flower. Or something. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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LeBron's Aussie Sidekick Uses Grit to Offset Tall Poppy Syndrome
“There's a thing down there called the tall poppy syndrome, which is anyone who tries to self-promote will then be cut down by the entire country,” Burton, now a ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
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Tall Poppy Syndrome research intriguing
Jodyanne Kirkwood had never really thought about Tall Poppy Syndrome and its effect on entrepreneurs until she started her PhD. Her topic was around ... «Otago Daily Times, May 15»
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May 2015: Tall Poppy Syndrome is Alive and Well
Some know it as tall poppy syndrome, while others explain the phenomenon metaphorically as the tallest trees catching the most wind—the somewhat ... «www.waterstechnology.com, May 15»
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Australia's tall poppy culture needs to change if farmers want to get …
A Western Australia agronomist says there is a tall poppy culture in Australia that limits farmers learning from each other. Agronomist Wayne Smith says farmers ... «ABC Online, Mar 15»
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Eleanor Catton's tall poppy comments 'bad form' say Book Awards
Booksellers chief executive Lincoln Gould said he was "astonished" by Catton's comments that tall poppy syndrome might have affected the judgement. «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 15»
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KP goes into bat for fellow tall poppy Maxwell
Kevin Pietersen has urged his Melbourne Stars teammate Glenn Maxwell not to shelve his cricketing flair in the aftermath of the torrent of public criticism he has ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
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Tall Poppy Appoint Sam Mcintyre As General Manager, Wgtn
Tall Poppy, the real estate company which brought down the cost of selling homes, today announced that it has appointed Sam McIntyre as General Manager, ... «Scoop.co.nz, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tall poppy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tall-poppy>. Dec 2020 ».
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