This weeks fun phrase is ” Keeping up with the Jones’es”
Meaning:Try to live in a style of one’s neighbors or acquaintances ( usually with the implication that the effort is straining or exceeding ones financial or social resources).
History: “Keeping Up with the Jones’es” was a title of a comic strip which ran in many United States newspapers from 1913 to 1931. The originator, Arthur R. (“Pop”) Momand, based on his experience as a newly married young man making $125 a week and living in Cedarhurst, New York. He originally intended on naming the strip “Keeping Up with the Smiths,” But changed to the Jones’es because it seemed “more euphonious.”