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tall poppy

One who has a lot of wealth, fame, or social prominence. She may be a tall poppy, as you describe her, but she never flaunts her wealth or treats others with disrespect.
See also: poppy, tall

*red as a cherry

 and *red as a poppy; *red as a rose; *red as a ruby; *red as blood
bright red. (*Also: as ~.) When she came in from ice-skating, Clara's nose was as red as a cherry. When her boss praised her in front of the whole office, Emily turned red as a poppy. I would like to make a dress out of that beautiful velvet that is red as a rose. Jane painted her fingernails with polish as red as a ruby. I want to have my car painted red as blood.
See also: cherry, red

a tall poppy

a privileged or distinguished person.
The Roman tyrant Tarquin was reputed to have struck off the heads of poppies as a gruesomely graphic demonstration of the way in which the important men of a captured city should be treated. In recent years, the term tall poppy syndrome has also developed, referring to a tendency to discredit or disparage people who have become rich, famous, or socially prominent.
1991 Lynn Barber Mostly Men Journalists on the whole tend to be egalitarian-minded and contemptous of tall poppies, but I prefer the prima donnas.
See also: poppy, tall
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'The poppy crop destroyed in two villages was cultivated on 10 acres of land,' said a senior official of ANF, adding that the campaign would continue till destroying the entire poppy crop in different areas of the province.
villages was cultivated at 10 acres of land," a senior official of ANF said, adding that the campaign will continue till destroying entire poppy crop in different areas of the province.
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The Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion are asking people to be "extra vigilant" when buying poppy merchandise ahead of Remembrance Day 2018.
Merchandise like scarves, jewellery, poppy pins and large poppy broaches are among the unofficial poppy products which traders can seek to make a private profit from.
British Transport Police have banned poppy stickers from their vehicles and students at Cambridge University claimed poppies "glorified war."
"Carol and I, Poppy Appeal organisers, were helped by Ade, Royal British Legion branch member and veteran, to do something a little more to mark the centenary.
advice to buyers to buy responsibly through official channels, and how to report fake poppy merchandise
Civic dignitaries have been invited to attend and admire the poppy displays.
The armed forces charity is looking for a new volunteer Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser (AO) to lead the fundraising push in the village this year and beyond.
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