Source: Public Zero Enemy, Andrew MayneGuys who talk tough have a habit of being the first to fold. He thought Rookman was pretty genuine. It wasn’t all an act, was it?
No. Rookman was a sincere guy.He was a ball-buster for sure. But he had character. If Rookman noticed the car, he probably decided it wasn’t any of his business.
Background: On his way to work, Mitchell got into a fight with a crazy murderous woman. She struck and smashed the car door when he got back into his car. Back at his workplace, he decided to keep the incident to himself and parked the car in a lot next to his colleague Rookman's car. Not long after, he realized that the car window was still imprinted with her blood , so he rushed back to the parking lot. Things became complicated when he noticed that Rookman's car was gone - He must have seen the mess on his car.
Hi, I'm puzzled by "to fold". I've checked dictionaries but none of the definitions seem to fit in this context. If I had to guess, I'd say it means some guys talk tough but act like cowards when they are in trouble." If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it.