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    #1

    we ran out of tinfoil is up there with we're being audited.

    What's the meaning of this sentence:

    "we ran out of tinfoil is up there with we're being audited."

    CONTEXT:
    You know, when I dated gentiles, they would be shocked that everything was like, you know, we ran out of tinfoil is up there with we're being audited. And I, I - you know, only another Jewish person could relate to that and, you know, that's very comforting and sexy, you know, for me at least.
    (from documentary "When jews were funny")

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    #2

    Re: we ran out of tinfoil is up there with we're being audited.

    It's being used as an example of a trivial event (we ran out of tinfoil) being given the same priority (is up there) as an important event (we're being audited).
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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