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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After the show, the Cabinet official went window-shopping at the mall and promptly found some interesting items.
Hamdi, 26, walked in central Cairo, rode the city's subway, went window-shopping and to work in the attire.
The couple went window-shopping before enjoying a romantic three-hour lunch at Cantinetta Fiorentina after a business meeting at the Hotel Belvedere in the city.
After the match Mourinho went window-shopping in Munich's exclusive Maximilianstrasse until his team returned.
Then the couple went window-shopping in the nearby Marina Mirage shopping centre.
They went window-shopping in Oxford Street, had a pizza and then popped into the Admiral Duncan for a quick drink before going to the musical Mamma Mia.
I tried bargaining again recently when I went window-shopping for some jewellery at a major shopping mall in Dubai.