father: James, you idiot! There's one one answer to your question. if you don't want a treicha from your girlfriend Lily.
Just stop living underwater and simply ask her if she wants to join you at the gym. What's the worst that could happen, right?
This expression is a truncated version of the longer and more widespread phrase be like a pork chop in a synagogue; this has been around since the 1950s. Since pork is forbidden food for Jewish people, to describe something as being like a pork chop in a synagogue means that it is highly inappropriate, embarrassingly out of place, and quite unwelcome. The Australian expression carry on like a pork chop has now shifted the focus from inappropriateness to foolishness. (Often happens with truncated expressions — they kind of go their merry way!)
'Porkchops CANNOT be ginos; it's as simple as that.'