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it's not cricket

It isn't fair, sportsmanlike, or legitimate. I know you want to avoid confrontation, but it's not cricket to break up with someone by text message. I don't see why you think it's not cricket—everyone else does it all the time.
See also: cricket, not

it's not kosher

It isn't fair, sportsmanlike, or legitimate. I know you want to avoid confrontation, but it's not kosher to break up with someone by text message. I don't see why you think it's not kosher. People do it all the time!
See also: kosher, not

keep kosher

To act in accordance with the dietary laws of Judaism. We're trying to keep kosher, so there are certain things we can't eat.
See also: keep, kosher
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It's not cricket.

 and It's not kosher.
It's not done.; It's not acceptable. You can't do that! It's not cricket!
See also: cricket, not
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

it’s (just) not ˈcricket

(old-fashioned, British English, informal) it is not a fair or an honourable action or way of behaving
See also: cricket, not
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(ˈkoʃɚ and ˈkoʒɚ)
1. and koshe mod. acceptable; cricket. (From Hebrew kasher, “proper,” via Yiddish. Koshe is a slang clipping.) Is it kosher to do this?
2. tv. to make something acceptable. Do you want me to kosher it with the boss for you?
3. mod. having to do with undiluted alcohol. I’ll take mine kosher with a little ice.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

keep kosher

To observe Jewish dietary laws.
See also: keep, kosher
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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