The set of delaying tactics, mystified looking around moves and "where the hell's my wallet" self-frisking someone makes when they want you to pickup the check.
He's in a startup now and won't pay for anything, all he'll do is pull a Shell-out Falter on you.
by Ross Brunson June 07, 2011
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A condition or behavior that comes over some people, because they are cheap or short of funds, when the check arrives. Coined by the late, great Roger Miller.
"When you're in a restaurant it's funny how people at the table get shellout falter when the bill comes."
by RBJr. December 08, 2006