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status symbol

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstatus symbolˈstatus ˌsymbol noun [countable]  something that you have or own that you think shows high social rank or position A Rolls Royce is seen as a status symbol.
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status symbolIndividual scores became a status symbol.New technologies can turn from status symbol to ball and chain overnight.These shoes have become an important status symbol among teenagers.A sheepskin coat was the skinhead status symbol.
From Longman Business Dictionarystatus symbolˈstatus ˌsymbol noun [countable] something you own that people think is a sign of your important position, wealth etcCellular phones were at one time a status symbol.
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