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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.
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!
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.
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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!
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it’s (just) not ˈcricket(old-fashioned, British English, informal) it is not a fair or an honourable action or way of behaving
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kosher(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.
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To observe Jewish dietary laws.
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