to strive beyond one's means to keep up socially and financially with others in one's social circle or neighborhood (from the name of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand)
If I he can't afford a decent meal, he should not keep up with the Joneses.
by The Return of Light Joker November 16, 2009

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