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conspicuous consumptionnoun [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…
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