window-shopping

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window-shopping

The act of visiting stores, or looking in their windows, to see what is available without buying anything. My bank account is so sad these days that I'll only be window-shopping for a while! A: "You guys really went in that expensive boutique?" B: "Yeah, but we were only window-shopping, don't worry! We know we can't afford anything in there!"
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What your friend wanted to hear was: 'Let's window-shop this time and come back when we can both buy together.'
Enjoy the bar scene at Duffy's Love Shack and Woodys, or walk the store-lined streets of downtown Cruz Bay and window-shop.
Summary: Social media - Instagram and Facebook, in particular - has become the new Mall of UAE where we all window-shop about four hours a day.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 1, 2014-LIN Media gets no superior proposal under Media General deal window-shop period
But sufficient restaurants and artists' studios have followed these new urban home-steaders, art dealers, and now you can window-shop big, slick emporia like Matthew Marks and Barbara Gladstone before deciding to go in.
Beyond the scheme of things, however, all asset management accounts vary widely, and any interested investor would be wise to window-shop different vehicles before committing his or her hard-earned savings.