I try to use a lot of the old words where I can, just one of my Joneses.
Enid, where the Joneses live and farm on 3,000 acres, sits in the middle part of the state.
By railroading the McDonnells and Joneses of the world out of public life, we're left with colorless numbskulls.
Now I think people just make them to keep up with the Joneses.
At the Los Angeles press conference for her new comic indie drama The Joneses last week, Moore, 47, looked great.
"Mr. Gottlieb is the grocer from whom the Joneses bought their supplies," said Chick, who had advanced to Nick's side.
She had been to the Rectory, to call on the Joneses, she told him.
Besides, nobody has appointed me sole custodian of the great truth concerning the rent of the Joneses' new flat.
You're the kind—I knew there must be people like you, because I knew the Joneses.
I went to board at the Joneses', but—I can't stand a girl right in my face and eyes all the time.
surname, literally "John's (child);" see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, American English) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.
An addiction, especially to heroin.
: She's jonesing for those diamond earrings
[1960s+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps an innocent code word used by addicts and dealers]