In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1see keep up
- It doesn't seek to keep up with the Joneses, it seeks to destroy what the Joneses have so that they can be as miserable as the envious one.
- While Bubba filled the gas tank we'd visit about some earth-shattering subject like the new fence the Smiths were putting up to spite the Joneses.
- Electric power was used mainly for lighting - but there were a few cutting edge appliances the well-off could collect to go one up on the Joneses.
- I'm not sure which is the more amusing, though: neighbours twitching curtains to spy on the Joneses next door, or the antics of otherwise respectable citizens who view their insurance contracts as a better bet than the lottery.
- I must admit, I've never really had my finger on the pulse of popular culture, but like a scared turtle, I will occasionally peek out from under my shell and see how the Joneses are living.
- Not surprisingly, some ASEAN members are whining like neighbors who know they can't keep up with the Joneses, but blame the Joneses for all their woes.
- To Harris, ‘we’ are a blank-minded mob of automations who not only strive to keep up with the Joneses but require advertisers to tell us who the Joneses are.
- Keeping ahead of the Joneses is a far more seductive proposition than keeping up with a pedestrian virtual bus driver in a fluorescent bib.
- If overtaking the Joneses is on the agenda, nothing beats two slave boys turning an ox on a spit, but this can be impracticable for the average semi's garden.
- Keeping up with - or outdoing - the Joneses is alive and well and breeding in the younger generation.
- Academic seekers for upward mobility tacitly endorse that structure, for without it upward mobility would be inconceivable: there'd be no ladder to climb above the Joneses.
- And to be on the bleeding edge of hip, people instinctively look for ‘the next thing,’ in order to be always seen as a leader, an early adopter, to distinguish oneself from the Joneses.
- Probably the most critical defensive play that you can make to avoid the fate of the Joneses - the vast majority who make money to spend more money on the good life - is to avoid entering their neighborhood in the first place.
- I don't care what the Joneses have parked in their garage.
- Wharton was born Miss Jones, of the Joneses with whom one was obliged to keep up.
- The usual suspects for Galbraith had changed from the captains of industry to the Joneses across the street.
- It's all the parents fault, of course, and that family down the road called the Joneses!
- So it's every mum for herself in an individualistic, market-driven world, desperate to keep one baby yoga class ahead of the Joneses.
- The culture of the Smith business matters to the Smiths and the Jones' culture matters to the Joneses.
- It may seem to some people that the Christmas display on Cranmore Avenue is nothing more than an attempt to get one over on the Joneses.
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