ten points to Gryffindor
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From the Harry Potter series, in which students of the magical school Hogwarts belong to four houses (the protagonist belonging to Gryffindor), and earn or lose points for them based on their actions.
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- (humorous) Used to praise someone for a statement or action viewed as commendable.
- 2013, Lara Hovsepian-Ruby, "Words That Should Be Part of the English Language", Caliber Magazine (University of California, Berkeley), Summer 2013, page 12:
- Yeah, well he has a backpfeifengesicht (ten points to Gryffindor if you can pronounce this word), AKA: a face that deserves to be punched.