keep up with the Joneses


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keep up with the Joneses

Fig. to try to match the lifestyle of one's neighbors. I am tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses. Let's just move if we can't afford to live here. We never try to keep up with the Joneses.
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keep up with the Joneses

to have all the same things as other people to avoid looking poor or old-fashioned In this neighborhood, keeping up with the Joneses has become an art form.
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keep up with the Joneses

to try to own all the same things as people you know in order to seem as good as them Her only concern in life was keeping up with the Joneses.
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