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tall poppy syndrome

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌtɔːl ˈpɒpi sɪndrəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɔːl ˈpɑːpi sɪndroʊm//
 
[uncountable] (informal, especially Australian English)
 
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the fact of criticizing people who are richer or more successful than others