Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “keep up with the Joneses”

See all translations

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 are
Translations of “keep up with the Joneses”
in Chinese (Traditional) (在物質生活方面)與朋友(或鄰居)比較…
in Chinese (Simplified) (在物质生活方面)与朋友(或邻居)攀比…
(Definition of keep up with the Joneses from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More