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keep up with the Joneses

disapproving
to always ​want to own the same ​expensiveobjects and do the same things as ​yourfriends or neighbours, because you are ​worried about ​seeming less ​importantsocially than they are
(Definition of keep up with the Joneses from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keep up with the Joneses”
in Chinese (Simplified) (在物质生活方面)与朋友(或邻居)攀比…
in Chinese (Traditional) (在物質生活方面)與朋友(或鄰居)比較…
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