Popularized by Tom Waits in the song "Troubles Braids"
- Tom Waits (1988): "Another one I like is wolf tickets, which means bad news, as in someone who is bad news or generally insubordinate. In a sentence, you'd say, "Don't fuck with me, I'm passing out wolf tickets." Think it's either Baltimore Negro or turn-of-the-century railroad use." (Source: "Tom Waits 20 questions". Playboy magazine)
Tom Waits is one smooth wordsmith.
Also def 2
A Free Pass to a Lou Angelwolf Comedy Show.
If you have a WOLF Ticket it means you met Lou Angelwolf in person and he gave you a guest pass to one of his comedy shows.
On the outskirts of the rowdy crowd was a drunken biker passing out WOLF TICKETS to the passing college boys.
1)To speak aggressively to someone without intending to back it up with violence.
2)to do a favor which is redeemable by a favor.
1)"He's selling wolf tickets", meaning he's barking but not going to bite.
2)"i'm calling in all my wolf tickets to get this guy", meaning all people who owe will help me out.
To tell a story or claim that is inherently false and has no chance of occurring. Stems from the boy who cried wolf, thus leading to wolf tickets being sold by the boy.
This was initially used by a friend from Petaluma, CA.
They claimed to be on the VIP list but everyone knew they were selling wolf tickets.
Stop selling wolf tickets.
To "cry wolf", as in the children's story "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", meaning to persistently raise the alarm about a non-existent threat, with the implication that the person who cried wolf would not be taken seriously should a real emergency take place, which causes them trouble should ever have a legitimate need.
"I've never known him to sell wolf tickets; I believe his story about being attacked by ninjas."
A story, often dropped in casual conversation, to scare the fuck out of anyone listening, so as they don't try to fuck with you.
Bitch you don't know how many other bitches I done choked when I was in the joint./ Is dat so? How I know you aint sellin no wolf tickets bitch?