lokh in cup

Alternative Spellings

luck in cup, loch in kop, lokh in kop


  • "hole in the head"(Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "I need that like I need a luch in cup." (My dad in response to being asked what he thinks about buying a new boat.)

Languages of Origin



אַ לאָך אין קאָפּ a lokh in kop 'a hole in the head'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older


North America


The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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