Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pork chop at a Jewish wedding phr.

[the prohibition on pork in orthodox Judaism]

used in various phrs. below.

In phrases

as popular as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

unpopular.

posting at discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk 29 Nov. [Internet] [George W. Bush] is too dumb to realise that he is as popular as a pork chop at a jewish wedding.
posting at www.aulro.com 3 Dec. [Internet] After all your lorikeet jokes over the CB, my wife and daughter reckon you pair are about as popular as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding.
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.

[Aus] posting at ‘Daily Truth’ at blogs.smh.com.au [blog] Prefer the old ‘useless as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding’ phrase.
as welcome as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

unwelcome, completely superfluous or unwanted.

[US]‘Gus Granlund’ posting [Internet] There were hundreds of darkys everywhere who all turned and stared as we walked past, making us shit our pants and feel about as welcome as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding.
‘Letticia’ Body Worship 181: He looked like a pig in knickers [...] and proceeded to ignore me – which made me feel as welcome as pork chop at a Jewish wedding.
go down like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

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

[UK]J. Sullivan ‘To Hull and Back’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] They’re going down like saveloys in a kibbutz.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 22 Mar. 4: The ads [...] have gone down like a pork chop at a Bar Mitzvah.
S. Brady Bradysmusic.co.uk [Internet] I began writing songs around 14ish but didn’t have the confidence to sing any of them at a gig until around 22ish. I started trying them out at pub gigs where although many went down like ‘A pork chop at a Jewish wedding’ I found that I was actually starting to be asked to sing some of them as requests!
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.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn).
[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 87/1: like a pork chop in a synagogue inappropriate or ill at ease.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].
like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding

superfluous, inappropriate.

MikeyCAD Home Page 9 Dec. [Internet] Bill upset him further by introducing an electronic drum set for the session, which he said ‘was like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding’; it was simply inappropriate.
C. Neave ‘Popstars’ ChristopherNeave.com [Internet] Was it just me or did Davina stick out like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding?