Definición de Joneses en inglés:

Joneses

Saltos de línea: Joneses
Pronunciación: /ˈdʒəʊnzɪz
 
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sustantivo

(usually the Joneses)
  • A person’s neighbours or social equals.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • 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.
    • The culture of the Smith business matters to the Smiths and the Jones' culture matters to 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.

Frases

keep up with the Joneses

Try to emulate or not be outdone by one’s neighbours.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you are guilty of the sin of jealousy, you have this redeeming feature: you want what your neighbor has so much that you will struggle to keep up with the Joneses.
  • There is an element of keeping up with the Joneses, where people are constantly looking at their neighbours to see how they are doing.
  • You are bombarded with this stuff - money will make you happy, and keeping up with the Joneses.

Origen

late 19th century: from Jones, a commonly found British surname.

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