sell wolf tickets

sell wolf tickets

To threaten or try to intimidate someone with threats of violence or menacing, boastful words. There's this guy in the bar, drunk off his head, going around selling wolf tickets to anyone who'll listen. He's going to get himself knocked out if he's not careful. If he tries to sell you wolf tickets, don't rise to it—I know for a fact that he carries a knife and would be all too happy to put it to use.
See also: sell, ticket, wolf
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You're supposed to talk trash, sell wolf tickets, blaze 'em, kill 'era, diss 'em.
I don't respond well to threats well and I don't sell wolf tickets either,'' said Baker, who played for the Dodgers between 1976 and 1983 and was once offered a job as a manager in the their system at Single-A Bakersfield.