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"When did the Fergusons start hydrofracking?"
"Great, just great! And while you're in here, potchkeeing around with paint, Seymour Rabinowitz in the cave next door is inventing fire already!"
Tags:history, historical, pre-history, pre-historical, prehistory, prehistorical, stone age, bc, b.c., before christ, paleolithic, palaeolithic, cave-dweller, cave-dwellers, cavemen, caveman, neanderthal, neanderthals, early humans, cave painting, cave paintings, painting, painter, painters, artist, artists, art, misunderstood artist, misunderstood artists, inventing, inventor, inventors, invention, inventions, fire, flame, wasting time, potchkeh, potchkeeing, keeping up with the joneses, cave, caves, yiddsh, jewish, complain, complains, complaining, nagging, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts
"I can't believe their flag isn't even wearing a flag pin."
Tags:neighbor, neighbors, neighborhood, neighborhoods, neighbour, neighbours, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, patriotic, patriots, patriotism, keeping up with the joneses, idiom, idioms, socioeconomic, culture, cultural, inferior, inferiority, superior, superiority, suburbs, suburbia, flag, flags, comparing, comparison, pride, proud
"I ran into Ruth Hagerstrom this afternoon. Now everybody's been to China except us."
Tags:china, chinese, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, left out, feeling left out, disincluded, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, keeping up with the joneses, modern life, vacation destination, vacation destinations, exotic, locale, locales, socialite, socialites, well-to-do
"Don't be intimidated. He doesn't even have a balcony."
"And do you both promise to believe you can be better than all the other married couples you've ever seen?"
Tags:officiant, officiants, priest, priests, minister, ministers, reverend, reverends, justice of the peace, vow, vows, wedding, weddings, keeping up with the joneses, bride, brides, groom, grooms, husband, husbands, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, spouses, spouse, marriage, married, wedding day, wedding days, commitment, commitments
"Their bookshelves look more convincingly read from than ours."
Tags:couple, couples, keeping up with the joneses, jealous, jealousy, book, books, bookshelf, bookshelves, read, reading, literature, literate, convincing, pretend, acting, pretending, for show, showing off, show-off, show off, showing-off, pretentious, interior design, interior decorations, interior decorating, interior decoration, design, designs, decoration, decorations, compete, competition, competitions, competitive, relationship, relationships, friend, friends, friendship, middle-age, middle-aged, well-read
'I told you I didn't want indoor plumbing, but no! You just had to keep up with the Jones. Call the plumber. The pipes are frozen again.'
'Everything is a competition with that guy.'
"No, I'm not really a CEO. I just like to keep up with the Joneses."
Tags:office, ceos, business, marketing, commerce, banking, bosses, employees, employers, employment, job titles, chief executive officer, fake title, fake titles, prestige, title, titles, prestigious, fake, fakes, faking, faker, fakers, misrepresent, misrepresents, misrepresentation, misrepresentations, keeping up with the joneses, competition, compete, competes, competitive, hyper competitive
"I wish I lived in a name brand shoe."
Tags:shoe, shoes, name brand, name brands, old woman, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, keeping up with the joneses, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, envy, envies, envious, jealous, jealousy, trainer, trainers, sneaker, sneakers, lived in a shoe, lives in a shoe, generic brand, generic brands, real estate, real estate market, real estate markets, aspiration, aspirations, aspire, aspires
"You know how it is! We got a warhead, they have to get a warhead."
Tags:warhead, warheads, missile, missiles, bomb, bombs, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, competitive, competitiveness, rival, rivals, diplomacy, keeping up with the jones', keeping up with the joneses, missile launch, missile launches, nuclear bomb, nuclear bombs, competing, war, wars, conflict, arms race, arms races, arms-race, arms-races
"Obviously, they're evolving much faster than we are."
Tags:cavemen, caveman, neanderthal, neanderthals, cavewomen, cavewoman, evolving, evolution, table tennis, table tennis player, table tennis players, keeping up with the joneses, evolve, evolves, evolved, theory of evolution, keeping up with the neighbours, keeping up with the neighbors, survival of the fittest, darwinism
'Bloody Joneses! Just because we've put in a new fishpond...'
'Jones, how about a moratorium on keeping up? Our budget is a bit tight this year.'
'My investment objective is to keep up with my neighbors, the Joneses, who just won the lottery.'
"Hmmm... to stay young and relevant to my readers, it's imperative I start praising Billie Eilish."
'Make me look like I own the latest Apple technology.'
"How am I supposed to redo my landscaping and fight an authoritarian regime?"
Tags:authoritarian government, authoritarian governments, authoritarian regime, authoritarian regimes, trump, donald trump, first world problems, landscaping, garden landscaping, house proud, keeping up with the joneses, keeping up appearances, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, priorities, wrong priorities, bad priorities
"The neighbors' place is a pig sty! Why can't we have something like that?"
Tags:neighborhood, neighborhoods, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors, jealous, envious, home, owners, association, hoa, jealousy, envy, keeping up with the joneses, house, real, estate, realtor, agent, for, sale, binoculars, pigs, farm, animals, pork, bacon, husband, wife, marriage, pigsty, pigsties, pig sty, pig sties, pig, pigs, slob, slobs
"Dave, we've done all right for ourselves, you and I. You've got this big office filled with expensive furnishings and fine art objects, a beautiful old house in Greenwich, a lovely wife and three swell kids, a Bentley, a Rolls, a Yacht, and I've got this
Tags:keeping up with the joneses, comparing, comparison, friend, friends, old friends, old friend, long time friend, lon time friends, men, man, fashion, fashions, fashionable, fashion police, fashionista, fashionistas, men's clothing, men's fashion, style, stylish, flannel, flannels, lumberjack, lumberjacks, rich, rich people, wealth, wealthy, wealthy people, money
"I was at my sister's today. They have two pots."
Reb Berel had always been proud of his beard...until Reb Feivel arrived.
'In my little case I have something her next door reckons you can never afford!'