Keeping up with the Joneses

What happen in the 1920s that resulted in the issue?

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Defintion of Keeping up with the Joneses

"Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural.

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What caused the start of this phrase in the 1920s?

The phrase “Keeping up with the Joneses was turned into a comic strip but actually happened. There was neighbors the Joneses and McGinis, the Joneses were rich with the help of the chemical bank. The McGinis family did everything possible to live beyond there means to be equal or better than the Joneses but it seem not to work. It was no keeping up with the Jonese, trying to keep up with them caused foreclosure and any other negative aspects
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Kayla Joseph (5th) Noel Hadnott (1st)

Keeping Up With The Joneses (Snuffy Smith)