Jewish lightning

/dʒuɪʃ ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/ (say joohish 'luytning)

noun Colloquial
the supposed cause of fire when property is burnt down for the purposes of insurance fraud.
Usage: Note that the use of expressions such as this, which are based on the derogatory stereotyping of a national, ethnic, or religious group, may cause offence.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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