Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pork chop at a Jewish wedding phr.

[the prohibition on pork in orthodox Judaism]

[1930s+] used in various phrs. below.

In phrases

as popular as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

unpopular.

as useless as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding (also as useless as a slice of bacon at a Jewish wedding)

irrelevant, superfluous, useless.

as welcome as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

unwelcome, completely superfluous or unwanted.

go down like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

to make a gross social faux pas, to behave inappropriately.

in more strife than a pork chop at a synagogue (also in more strife than a pregnant nun)

(Aus.) in very great difficulties, in a most embarrassing situation.

like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

superfluous, inappropriate.