(some score) from the East German judge

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(some score) from the East German judge

An imaginary and exaggeratedly low score for some event, action, statement, or attempt deemed to be a failure or inadequate in some way. It is a reference to judges from the former country of East Germany, who were often seen as giving unfairly low scores to competitors from other countries during international sporting events. I'd say that pitiful retort would only get you 2 out of 10 from the East German judges, my friend. Based on that eyeroll, I guess my dad joke didn't earn a very high score from the East German judge. Wow, his form on that jump was terrible! That would get him about 3 from the East German judge, wouldn't you say?
See also: east, german, judge
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