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buy a/(one's) woof ticket
To challenge or respond hostilely to one's threats of violence or menacing, boastful words. Don't buy his woof ticket—I know for a fact that he carries a knife and would be all too happy to put it to use.
sell a woof ticket
To threaten or try to intimidate someone with menacing, boastful words. There's this guy in the bar, drunk off his head, going around selling a woof ticket to anyone who'll listen. He's going to get himself knocked out if he's not careful. If he tries to sell you a woof ticket, 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.
sell woof 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 woof 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 woof 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.
warp and woof
The integral, fundamental aspects, elements, or constructs of something. Personal independence has been the warp and woof of our nation's identity since its inception. The examples set by our parents form the warp and woof of our lives.
slang To vomit, especially violently or profusely. A pronoun is often used between "woof" and "cookies." With the way that boat was rocking back and forth, I felt like I was going to woof cookies over the side at any minute. My roommate came back from his birthday celebrations and promptly started woofing his cookies into the trash can.
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warp and woof
The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
buy someone’s woof ticket
tv. to challenge someone’s boast or taunt. (Also spelled wolf.) He’s such a fighter. He’ll buy anybody’s woof ticket.
sell a woof ticketand sell woof tickets
tv. to boast, bluff, or lie. (Originally black. Also spelled wolf. Compare this with buy someone’s woof ticket.) Freddie is out selling woof tickets again.
sell woof ticketsverb
1. in. to boast; to sell a woof ticket; to chatter. (Black.) They’re just woofing. Ignore them.
2. in. to vomit. (Onomatopoetic.) Somebody woofed on our driveway.
tv. to vomit. Waldo had to woof cookies in the bushes.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.