Yeah, good shout. We might get an idea of what we're up against before we park up and do business.
2018 September 6, Peter Crouch, How to Be a Footballer, Random House, →ISBN:
You're bored, you decide to get a tattoo. Maybe you really like chimps. You sit down with your tattoo artist. Just the chimp, sir? No, hang on. Can you do a chimp, but in a suit? Yeah, nice shout, what about sticking a pair of glasses on him too? Love it, let's have him holding a gun as well. Hold on, will he be allowed a gun if he's short-sighted? Good question, but let's not forget the bigger issue here: he's a monkey.
2021 July 1, Holly Hepburn, The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures Part Two: Secret Loves, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
'I could do with a nap myself,' Hope said, trying unsuccessfully to hide a 'There's something about the sea air that wears you out, isn't there?' Will nodded. 'That's why I suggested we pick up the coffees. I might regret it at bedtime but for now I'd rather be wired than weary.' Hope took a sip of her latte and reached for the radio controls. 'Good shout. I'll see if I can nd us some tunes to listen to.' They chatted as the miles passed,[…]
2022 March 1, Alice Oseman, Loveless, Scholastic Inc., →ISBN:
“I...had a nap,” I said. “Good shout. Got to be strategic about these things. Jess went for a nap a couple of hours ago but hasn't resurfaced, so I think she's failed again this year.” I blinked. I didn't know what to say to him. “So, no one else make it?”
2022 May 3, Caroline O'Donoghue, All Our Hidden Gifts, Candlewick Press, →ISBN, page 38:
"Just tell him you're not ready." She twists her mouth and looks at the card again. "To tell you the truth, I don't think I'll ever be ready. […]" I think for a moment. "Well, you could always say that romance is distracting you from your . . . your craft." She nods, considering this. “That's not a bad shout.” “Or you could break up with him.” She smiles and looks at the ground. “That's not a bad shout, either.” At that moment, there's a knock on the cupboard door, and I get up to answer it.
1999, Peter Moore, The Wrong Way Home: London to Sydney the Hard Way, page 301:
After shouting me a plate of noodles and limp vegetables, he helped me change money by introducing me to the stallholder who offered the best exchange rates.
2003, Peter Watt, To Chase the Storm, Pan MacMillan Australia, unnumbered page,
‘I have not seen my cousin Patrick in years,’ Martin answered defensively. ‘I doubt that, considering the way our lives have gone, an officer of the King′s army would be shouting me a drink in Mr O′Riley′s pub these days.[…]’
2005, George G. Spearing, Dances with Marmots: A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure, page 32:
Anyhow, he obviously bore no grudge against Kiwis, for he shouted me a beer and opened another one for himself, punctuating the operation with a spectacular and resounding fart that by all the laws of physical science should have left his trousers flapping in smouldering shreds.
2010, Ivan Dunn, The Legend of Beau Baxter, HarperCollins Publishers, New Zealand, unnumbered page,
Truth is, I notice the other blokes who have been shouting me nodding among themselves and thinking they′d better get in the queue if I am buying. Not likely. I am out of there.
(Internet) To post a text message (for example, email) in upper case, regarded as the electronic messaging equivalent of oral shouting.