good for the Jews
adj. An expression, often used ironically, to ask what the effect of a given event will be on the Jewish community.
"'Yes, but is it good for the Jews?' That's the punch line of a long-running joke among those of us who grew up among Jewish parents and grandparents whose first reaction to almost any event would be to calculate how it would affect the tribe." (Washington Post, 12/08)
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
The phrase is often used sardonically or self-consciously
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