- a person who is conspicuously successful and whose success frequently attracts envious hostility
noun: tall poppy, plural noun: tall poppies
- 1. Australian/NZ informal a person who is conspicuously successful and whose success frequently attracts envious hostility this is a nation that likes to win, but it also prides itself on its tendency to cut down tall poppies
Tall poppy syndrome (高罌粟花症候群) 如果你把花園照顧得很好，也成功地培育出...in Australia that one hears many reference to the "tall poppy syndrome" i.e., it is the tall poppy that gets cut off...
...out, perhaps shall pass a million years (while a bee dozes on the poppies, the dears; when all's done and said,and under the grass...