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"I can tell you exactly what he was compensating for."
"Jalapeño was our first bagel to go platinum."
Tags:jalapeno, jalapenos, bagel, bagels, flavor, flavors, flavour, flavours, gold record, gold records, platinum record, platinum records, deli, delis, award, awards, bestseller, bestsellers, bestselling, trophy, trophies, trophy case, trophy cases, music business, music industry, status symbol, status symbols
"Has it ever occurred to you that you might be my trophy husband?"
Tags:husband, husbands, trophy wife, trophy wives, trophy husband, trophy husbands, wife, wives, gender politics, gender role, gender roles, social status, status symbol, status symbols, shallow, shallowness, gold-digger, gold-diggers, golddigger, golddiggers, gender relations, gender stereotype, gender stereotypes
For The Sentimental ExecutiveThe Charm Tie
"Yes, Justin is a college dropout, but he's a dropout from a very prestigious university."
Tags:ivy league, university, universities, college, colleges, prestigious, prestige, dropout, dropouts, drop out, drop outs, drop-out, drop-outs, college dropout, college dropouts, university dropout, university dropouts, uni, unis, status symbol, status symbols, social status, social statuses, academic pedigree, academic pedigrees, meet the parents, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriend, girlfriends, introduction, introductions
"I've got a trophy wife, but she isn't what you'd call first place."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, married life, marriage, marriages, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, trophy wife, trophy wives, show-off, brag, complain, complaining, complaint, complaints, men, man, bar, bars, pub, pubs, attractive, beautiful, beauty, first place, first, first prize, number one, status symbol, status symbols
'Of course the Johnsons got the big cloud.'
"Says here he leaves behind a wife, two children, and forty-seven Twitter followers."
"We're a prestigious department, yet we have only three active prima donnas."
"It's a little present I gave myself for being so rich."
"You're not playing with the big boys, Ed, until you get yourself a Sherpa."
Tags:sherpa, sherpas, exec, execs, executive, executives, big boy, big boys, luggage, baggage, mountain climber, mountain climbers, mountain climbing, rock climber, rock climbers, rock climbing, social status, status symbol, status symbols, businessmen, businessman, corporate culture, corporate environment
"Our nation hasn't been to war in a hundred years. Where the hell did we get all these medals?"
Tags:medal, medals, general, generals, army general, army generals, war, wars, decoration, decorations, military decoration, military decorations, honor, honors, honour, honours, declaration of war, declarations of war, symbolic, medal of honor, medal of honour, symbol, symbols, symbolic, honorary medal, honorary medals, status, status symbol, status symbols
'Shouldn't you be shedding that winter coat by now?'
Entering "So, what are your kids doing?" (formerly Brooklyn)
"I can't believe J.B. has a caddy for miniature golf!"
"Does this desk make my job look big?"
Tags:job, jobs, position, positions, work, offices, title, boss, bosses, status, promotion, promotions, fashion, fashions, world of work, make my butt look big, advice, advise, advising, opinion, opinions, vanity, executive, executives, fashionista, desk, desks, status symbol, status symbols, job title, job titles, show off, boast, boasting, brag, bragging
"Big deal! I have a chain of restaurants named after me!"
Man feels the pressure to put the right phone on the table.
Tags:peer pressure, cell, mobile, cell phone, mobile phone, meeting, ganging up, pressure, apple, oneupmanship, one up, get one up, show off, status symbol, status, status symbols, hierarchy, the in crowd, trends, fashions, fad, fads, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, consumer society, peer pressure, brand, brands, branding, trend, trends, trendy
'Yes, Mom, boating safety is important, however, a giant floaty is a little embarrassing.'
Woman covered in bling listening to her mobile's blingtone.
"Not everyone has found it easy to adapt to the open plan office."
'Thin, sexy and costly. The trophy TV.'
My other wheel is round.
"Sure you'll be cramped, but you'll be cramped in luxury."
Tags:car dealership, car dealerships, car dealer, car dealers, car lot, car lots, car salesman, car salesmen, salesman, salesmen, car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, buying a car, cramped, small, tiny, luxury, luxury car, luxury cars, luxury vehicle, luxury vehicles, luxury automobile, luxury automobiles, style, sports car, sports cars, status symbol, status symbols, selling persuading, persuasive, consumerism
"I'll cut to the chase, Wiggins. I'm hearing rumors that you have a bigger chair than me."
Tags:subordinate, subordinates, office politics, status symbol, status symbols, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, corporate culture, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, dominance, power play, power plays, power-play, power-plays, office hierarchy, office hierarchies