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English definition of “keep up with the Joneses”

keep up with the Joneses

disapproving
to always want to own the same expensive objects and do the same things as your friends or neighbours because you are worried about seeming less important socially than they areCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of keep up with the Joneses from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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