pork chop

pork chop
: carry on like a pork chop To make a fuss, to behave in a silly or excited way. This is an elaboration of the standard phrase 'to carry on'. The pork chop is an Australian addition, and some people suggest that the phrase derives from the fact that frying pork makes an especially loud spitting noise. The Australian phrase may have been influenced by the expression like a pork chop in a synagogue, meaning 'out of place' or 'unpopular'.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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