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keep·ing up with the jone·ses

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  1. Keeping up with the Joneses

    "Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social caste or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeping up with the joneses in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keeping up with the joneses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of keeping up with the joneses in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Rather than constantly grumbling about "owning", "not owning" or "not possessing enough", why not delight in the healing enchantment of the little moments of every day. ( "Keeping up with the Joneses" )

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    The invulnerable, matchless and exclusive live a life like dazzling fish in a scintillating seascape behind glass. Everybody may admire them, nobody can touch them and there is no fear or guilt in overexposing opulence and fortune.( "Keeping up with the Joneses")

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some will buy things, which they don’t really need, with money they don’t have, for people they don’t actually care for. In the end however, they find their financial assets and, even more so, their corporeal capacity, completely undermined. ( “Keeping up with the Joneses” )

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