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conspicuous consumption

noun [U] uk   us   disapproving
the situation in which people spend a lot of money intentionally so that other people notice and admire them for their wealth
Translations of “conspicuous consumption”
in Chinese (Traditional) 炫耀性消費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炫耀性消费…
(Definition of conspicuous consumption from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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