The Brief: "Yare yare daze" is a Japanese phrase meaning "good grief," popularized by the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.


“Yare yare daze” is the transliteration of the Japanese phrase “やれやれだぜ,” which is associated with the character Jotaro Kujo from the Manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. In varying translations, the phrase has been translated to “well well,” “good grief,” “what a pain,” and “give me a f***ing break.”

In online manga fan and meme communities, “yare yare daze,” sometimes shortened to just “yare” has been used ubiquitously by that in-the-know. It’s a popular caption for memes and phrase to add in a comments section. Memes referencing Jojo’s Bizarre adventure also often include the phrase.

Yare Yare Daze & Jojo Memes

Memes featuring the phrase and/or an image of an exasperated looking Jotaro Kujo are popular on social media sites including Reddit and 4chan.

Yare yare daze from memes

Buzz about “World War III” has inspired a spike in Jojo memes:

I guess WWIII is a JoJo’s reference now. from memes

Yare yare daze from dankmemes

Damn it mum from memes