go window-shopping

go window-shopping

to go about looking at goods in store windows without actually buying anything. The office workers go window-shopping on their lunch hour, looking for things to buy when they get paid. Joan said she was just going window-shopping, but she bought a new coat.
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If you live with a depressing person, volunteer, join a club, go window-shopping, or take a walk--anything that gives you a reprieve.
In those days you could go window-shopping 24 hours a day because shops didn't need to hide behind metal shutters.
Bhushan has been advising clients to save aggressively while they go window-shopping for cars, homes and other big-ticket purchases.
His most significant contribution was to launch a, failed, Bill to allow children time off school in the run-up to Christmas so that they could go window-shopping for, guess what?
Go window-shopping together, and let children know that you can't always afford to buy everything you want.
What if you could "get inside" that virtual space and visit a single site to demonstrate a product, be a contestant in a game, go window-shopping and catch a movie?
Go window-shopping in the weatherproof Underground City, a 30-kilometre labyrinth of indoor squares and pedestrian corridors lined with stores.
4 Go window-shopping in the glasscovered Galeries St Hubert in Bruges - it's Europe's oldest covered shopping arcade.