Idiom: 'Champagne tastes, beer wages'

What does 'Champagne tastes, beer wages' mean?

Meaning:

A person who likes expensive things but has a low income has champagne taste and beer wages.

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Country: British English British English | Subject Area: Drinking, pubs and bars | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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