Idioms.

Some more everyday idioms used in the English language.

Keeping up with the Joneses means, trying to keep up with your neighbours or friends in order to be equal with them.  Buying or owning things to seem as good as them.

‘Short arms, long pockets’ means, normally someone who has money but never puts his hand in his pocket to pay for anything.  The expression suggests the person has money in their pocket but having short arms they cannot reach it.

Example:  ‘He never buys a drink.  He’s got short arms and long pockets‘.

I bet everyone knows someone like that?

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  1. Pingback: Keeping Up With the Joneses « bummyla

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