俚语keep up with the Joneses的意思解释和用法例句

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keep up with the Joneses

用作动词的意思: (在社会地位和物质生活方面)与左邻右舍比排扬,赶时髦

用法及例句:
He went in debt just to keep up with the Joneses.他为了跟人家比排场而债台高筑。

They buy a new car every year, not because they need one, but to keep up with the Joneses.他们每年都买一辆新车,并不是出于需要,而是为了赶时髦。

英汉词典参考:  keep  up  with  the  joneses

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