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Jew (one) down

offensive slang To haggle with one in order to achieve a lower price (for something). From the prejudiced and stereotypical perception that Jewish people are stingy or extortionate. A: "$5,000 is way too much. See if you can Jew them down to $4,000." B: "Dad! Why on earth would you say something so repugnant?
See also: down, jew

worth a Jew's eye

Very valuable. This phrase likely refers to the violent methods that were once used to extort money from Jews. Have you seen that painting? It's an original, so it must be worth a Jew's eye.
See also: eye, worth