good for the Jews


good for the Jews (good for the Jews) listen


  • adj. (often ironic) Positive for the Jewish community.

Example Sentences

  • "'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

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None


  • The phrase is often used sardonically or self-consciously.

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