Often used in the gambling subculture. To make a bet or wager
on a game
and/or proposition bet on one's normally good credit or with the intention of "settling up" at the conclusion of the game
only to claim that you don't have the wagered money on your person. Also known
as "throwing an air bullet."
"I'll bet you a hundred
bucks you can't make
that in to the trash can from here....no air bullets."
"I beat Jeff
in heads-up freezeout but when
I asked for the scratch he threw me an air bullet."