Posted by Bob on October 08, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Jew him down posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 07, 2005
: : I like to know where the phrase came from - "Jew him/them down". Don't sound very nice, but need to know.
: It means to haggle, and yes, it does come from the stereotype of Jews being stingy and hard-nosed businessmen.
Haven't heard that in the US for decades. Maybe 40 years. It's verrrrrrrrrrrry offensive speech hereabouts.