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Selling Wolf Tickets

If you’re selling wolf tickets (or woof tickets), you’re not being truthful. The expression may arise from the old story about the boy who cried Wolf! when in fact there was none around. This is part of a complete episode.

Wolf Tickets

To sell woof tickets, or wolf tickets, is African-American slang meaning “to threaten in a boastful manner.” Geneva Smitherman, a professor at Michigan State University who’s studied the term, believes it has its origins in the...

brick

brick  v.— «Hardaway had an average Hardaway game, and *bricked* crucial shots near the end of the game.» —“Re: SONICS SONICS SONICS…woof woof woof” by The Crossjammer Usenet: rec.sport.basketball.pro May 1...

woof

woof  n.— «The report, from market analysts Datamonitor, says three groups of over 50-year-old consumers are emerging. One it called “woofs”—for well-off older folks.» —“Advertisers ‘ignoring grey pound’” BBC...

woof it up

woof it up  v. phr.— «They are kids who will have to get over some schoolyard disputes, such as Jefferson and Stephon Marbury woofing it up in last spring’s playoffs.» —“U.S. flawed, but Duncan gives it shot” by Sam...