a person of great success, talent, or status: They are the best and the brightest, our very own tall poppies.
- See also tall poppy syndrome.
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How to use tall poppy in a sentence
This is very common in minority communities where, you know, there’s a tall poppy syndrome where someone emerges and seeks to represent people, they have to be cut down pretty quickly.
British Dictionary definitions for tall poppy
Australian informal a person who has a high salary or is otherwise prominent
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