keep up with the Joneses

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Definition of keep up with the Joneses

informal + often disapproving
: to show that one is as good as other people by getting what they have and doing what they do people trying to keep up with the Joneses by buying expensive cars and clothes that they can't afford

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“Keep up with the Joneses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20up%20with%20the%20Joneses. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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