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know your place

to ​acceptyourposition within ​society, an ​organization, ​yourfamily, etc. and to not ​want to ​improve it: I just get on with my ​job and do as I'm told - I know my ​place.
(Definition of know your place from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “know your place”
in Chinese (Simplified) 安分守己, 安于现状…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安分守己, 安於現狀…
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