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Australian slang for the tendancy to criticise highly successful people (ie, tall poppies), and 'cut them down'.
Sam seemed to be suffering tall poppy syndrome when he described Kerry Packer as an evil man, merely because he was a billionaire.
by BabydollPink December 30, 2005
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A celebrity free pass is an agreement between you and your significant other that if you meet said celebrity and there is an opportunity to sleep with them, your partner cannot get mad at you for doing so because you had agreed before hand that this person was your celebrity free pass. It is ideal if both of you in the relationship choose a celebrity free pass so that the playing field is even.
Julia met Drake at a bar, and hooked up with him, knowing that her significant other could not be mad at her, because Drake was her celebrity free pass.
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"If I can't be special, NO ONE CAN!!"

Basically when someone tries to put a moral spin on their jealousy of other people's successes. But in the end, jealousy is ALL that it is. They will claim that someone may be "too good for everyone else" when they just want to bring the successful down to their pathetic level.
"I can't believe that Sandra inherited all that money. Now she thinks she's too good for us."

"Dude... If you're just gonna show off your Tall Poppy Syndrome all day, I'm out of here. I have no time for jealous, self-serving bullshit."
by DK2K1 March 05, 2019
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If you think you are better than the next person, you get the middle finger. An Australian term that can be observed in Aussie and Kiwi culture that promotes humility over pride.
You: I've finished Uni top of class! I guess that makes me the smartest.
Friend with 'tall poppy syndrome': Congrats! Good luck getting a job coz if I'm the hiring manager, your attitude resume goes straight to the bin.
by Ivee July 24, 2020
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Australian Slang for someone who has a high ego and needs to be brought back down to his peers through put downs.
Trent was suffering Tall Poppy Syndrome and he was long overdue for a put down or two.
by thisaussie55 October 18, 2010
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