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Finding pleasure in placing something on a shelf, and deliberately not using it while being well aware of its existence and location.
EX1:
Friend- "wow, dude thats the Japanese import of FF7, but you don't read Japanese!"

Dude- "I don't need to read Japanese. I'm gonna shelf-ride the SHIT out of this thing!"

EX2:
Son- "My dad's got some stuff he's been shelf riding since the 60's"

EX3:
Girl - "I gave you a gift, and you never use it!."

Guy - "What do you mean?. I shelf-ride it every day!."
by Roman Sidorov July 23, 2008
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