Meaning of 出る釘は打たれる in Japanese

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出る deru kugi ha 打たれる utareru

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Definition of 出る釘は打たれる

  1. (exp, v1) the nail which sticks out gets hammered down (used to encourage conformity) →Related words: 出る杭は打たれる

    出る釘は打たれる。
    The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

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