I'm just/only looking

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I'm just/only looking

I'm just browsing, rather than looking for something in particular, as in a store. Often used to dissuade employees from helping (or pestering) one. A: "Can I help you?" B: "Oh, I'm just looking, thanks."
See also: just, look

I'm only looking.

 and I'm just looking.
I am not a buyer, I am only examining your merchandise. (A phrase said to a shopkeeper or clerk who asks May I help you?) Clerk: May I help you? Mary: No, thanks. I'm only looking. Clerk: May I help you? Jane: I'm just looking, thank you.
See also: look
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I'm just looking forward to starting full-time pre-season training and then taking it from there, although I did feel pretty comfortable playing at Saints.
Most of all though, I'm just looking forward to seeing my mates.
She claims, "I don't have any particular idea for a theme at this point, I'm just looking. But there are certainly things that are informing my thinking.
Elaine said: "I'm just looking forward to representing the club and enjoying the whole experience."
"I'm not looking at Dundee, Dundee United or anyone else, I'm just looking at ourselves."
"I'm feeling good and I'm just looking forward to getting back to riding."
"I'm just looking toward hopefully playing in this game, trying to perform well and trying to get onto that trip to the Ashes, because nothing is signed and sealed yet."
He said: "Now that I'm home I'm just looking forward to having a few beers with my family.
I feel for the boys who have gone down with injury and I'm just looking forward to this opportunity."