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    an ice cream jones

    What's an ice cream jones?

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    A "jones" for anything is a craving or yen for it, or an addiction to it. It's a very informal term.

    You can also use it like this:

    I'm jonesing for a cigarette.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    A "jones" for anything is a craving or yen for it, or an addiction to it. It's a very informal term.

    You can also use it like this:

    I'm jonesing for a cigarette.
    How about this one? "Keep up with the jonses"

    Is it BE or AmE?

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    It's well known in America.

    It means essentially to match your neighbors and peers, especially in lifestyle. If they get a Blu-ray player, you need to have one. If they get a new car, you need one, etc.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    It's:

    Keep up with the Joneses.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What's an Ice Cream Jones?
    I'd never heard of it, so I googled it.

    Apparently it's a cereal; pictured here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnf6wbuUPos

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd never heard of it, so I googled it.

    Apparently it's a cereal; pictured here:

    YouTube - 1980s Ice Cream Jones cereal commercial

    Rover
    With all do respect it was from "COSMOPOLITAN" . Here it goes "Treat that call-him craving like an ice-cream jones". So I believe I didn't make any mistake in my previous post.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    With all do respect it was from "COSMOPOLITAN" . Here it goes "Treat that call-him craving like an ice-cream jones". So I believe I didn't make any mistake in my previous post.
    I might suggest that sometimes when googling a word you don't come up with an appropriate meaning. So judging from the context given above it sure is " an ice-cream jones" not as stated by you sir.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    With all do respect it was from "COSMOPOLITAN" . Here it goes "Treat that call-him craving like an ice-cream jones". So I believe I didn't make any mistake in my previous post.
    And with all due respect to you, if you had provided that context in your original post I could have saved myself some time and trouble.

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    Re: an ice cream jones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    And with all due respect to you, if you had provided that context in your original post I could have saved myself some time and trouble.
    Thank you! I do appreciate it!

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