the nail that sticks out gets hammered down

the nail that sticks out gets hammered down

proverb Someone who attracts attention in a group for being different is liable to be criticized, reproached, or otherwise brought into conformity with the others. Individuality is not welcome at that company. The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
See also: down, get, hammered, nail, out, stick, that
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