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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The phrase which warns the buyer to beware is being turned on its head as increasing numbers of employers use window-shopping tactics at interview, with absolutely no intention of taking anyone on.
Rhoda Scott has little difficulty window-shopping in the centre of Newcastle these days.
Then the couple went window-shopping in the nearby Marina Mirage shopping centre.
You can't go sightseeing or window-shopping for fear of being accosted by beggars and you are abused if you try to ignore them.
WINDOW-shopping has been given a whole new meaning by a Coventry marketing company.
The wider sidewalks also improve the window-shopping experience at the more than 150 stores along the street.
The best place to start window-shopping is right in the middle, at the precooked meals section, with exhibit number 28: Unfinished Painting, 1978.