wish book

wish book

Any mail-order department store catalog. My mother used to spend hours flipping through the pages of her wish book, circling everything she would love to buy for the house if we could ever afford it. Our favorite thing to do as kids each November was to pore over the pages of the Sears wish book and decide what we would ask Santa for that Christmas.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wish book

n. a large, mail-order catalog. Where’s the wish book? I have to order something.
See also: book, wish
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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