Jew him down

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 07, 2005

In Reply to: Jew him down posted by Kathy 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.