champagne taste on a beer budget

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champagne taste on a beer budget

Expensive or extravagant tastes or preferences that are beyond one's economic means. I only earn minimum wage, but I can't stop buying designer clothes and eating at the best restaurants—I guess I've got champagne taste on a beer budget!
See also: beer, budget, on, taste
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So with a mock groan which made her laugh again, Neddy ordered the champagne.
The fact that this young woman had never moistened the selvedge edge of her soul with a less plebeian tipple than champagne, had a marked and subduing effect on Harris.
The car of the balloon was small and neat, some bags of ballast the untidiest of its contents, and he had found a light folding-table and put it at his elbow, and on that was a glass with champagne.
He felt, in the dark, in the locker, put his fingers in the Roman pie, and got some sandwiches, and he also opened rather successfully a half-bottle of champagne.
The host had not quite so good a bargain as he at first hoped for, but he made amends by slipping in two bottles of Anjou wine instead of two bottles of champagne.
Philip filled her glass, hoping that champagne would make her more affable; he was anxious that his little jaunt should be a success.
A footman had poured champagne into their glasses, and Lady Ruth talked easily enough the jargon of the moment.
And whether you're heading to a black-tie bash, a sequin-filled shindig, a dinner party - or passing on a night out altogether in favour of brunch on New Year's Day - sometimes nothing but a gorgeous glass of champagne will do.
And whether you're heading to black-tie bash, a sequin-filled shindig, a dinner party - or passing on a night out altogether in favour of brunch on New Year's Day - sometimes nothing but a gorgeous glass of champagne will do.
You may be forgiven for passing off a cheaper fizz as champagne at your holiday party.
We're the youngest champagne House in France,' Percillier said.
This pretty pink Champagne is so rich and full-bodied it would complement Thanksgiving dinner from start to finish.
But most people's bubbly of choice, champagne, often comes at a price.
SAM WYLIE-HARRIS celebrates the champagne harvest and pops the cork on some stunning new releases and non-vintage champagnes FOLLOWING a summer when Champagne was named a United Nations World Heritage Site, the Champenois continue to celebrate following the 2015 harvest.