比闊氣;比排場

英文:keep up with the Joneses (v.)

說明:Jones 是美國很常見的姓氏。”the Joneses” 並非「瓊斯一家人」,而是泛指「左鄰右舍」(the neighbors)。

例句:

  • Let’s just move if we can’t afford to live here. We never try to keep up with the Joneses. (如果我們住不起這裡,那就搬家吧。我們絕對不要想比闊氣)
  • In this community, keeping up with the Joneses has become an art form. (在本社區,比排場已成為一種藝術形式)
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