Meaning of “keep up with the Joneses” in the English Dictionary

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"keep up with the Joneses" in British English

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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

(Definition of “keep up with the Joneses” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)