go window-shopping

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go window-shopping

To visit stores, or look in their windows, to see what is available without buying anything. My bank account is so sad these days that I'll only be going window-shopping for a while! A: "You guys really went in that expensive boutique?" B: "Yeah, but we only went window-shopping, don't worry! We know we can't afford anything in there!"
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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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Sunshine, Angelina and her sisters Francheska and Samantha went window shopping - the actress explained that they needed to buy a coat since Angelina was freezing.
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A trip to the capital just wouldn't be the same without a spot of shopping, but this time I avoided the mainstream madness on Oxford and Regent Street and opted instead for the more independent shops of pedestrianised Carnaby Street and went window shopping at superexpensive Liberty's, London's oldest department store, in an amazing Tudor building.
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He told the inquest he was no more than four feet away from the couple the whole time they went window shopping during a shore break.
We did all the tourist things, went window shopping in Rodeo Drive (all us non-stars can afford to do) then went on a bus to see the Hollywood sign and the stars' homes.
She was speaking as she went window shopping after meeting her publishers.
They went window shopping before going to the Waterhole pub for a meal and drinks.
And yesterday the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General David Stapleton, went window shopping for new equipment.