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The activity of looking at goods displayed in shop windows, especially without intending to buy anything.‘window shopping is the favorite pastime of all New Yorkers’
- ‘I didn't have a lot to do so I decided to walk around town, do some window shopping, something to keep me from home.’
- ‘Unlike many mall visitors, Ms. Kitty seems quite content with window shopping.’
- ‘Residents near the store, who have taken a day off from work, come in for some window shopping.’
- ‘Once tired of window shopping, they decided to catch a movie.’
- ‘Why don't you do a little window shopping?’
- ‘After all, you do not need to pay for window shopping or being a window gourmet.’
- ‘Granted, this is window shopping, but when you know what you're after, there's nothing wrong with that.’
- ‘They are described as the British farming industry's most high-profile shop window, and with such a variety of goods on offer, window shopping has never been so tempting.’
- ‘And later, it's almost time for window shopping.’
- ‘You know, early on, there's a lot of window shopping going on.’
- ‘There's no time for dawdling around the centre and doing a little window shopping.’
- ‘It's time to do a little "window shopping."’
- ‘Teenagers cycled past on bikes and young mothers pushing prams made their leisurely way down the street, stopping occasionally to do a bit of window shopping.’
- ‘Then we did some window shopping downtown.’
- ‘A little time spent window shopping can result in significant long-term savings at the gas pump.’
- ‘Hemmed in on all sides by low-rise buildings, the forecourt provides a breathing space for meeting, socializing and window shopping.’
- ‘"Malls are only good for window shopping, as I find them too expensive."’
- ‘Jostling and window shopping is part of the deal and we did it all.’
- ‘Trips will last an average of three hours and 57 minutes; however a large amount of this is window shopping.’
- ‘They were also very beneficial to store owners in a way that allowed people to continue with their window shopping on rainy days.’
- ‘Some of the parents gasped and dragged away their offspring, rushing for the door, and most of the window-shoppers panicked and joined the exodus.’
- ‘The bad news is that most of those new customers are proving to be window-shoppers who are unlikely to ever come back.’
- ‘On Sunday, two boys and two girls were mixing with the general gathering - window-shoppers, dawdlers, and so on - carrying signboards that said, ‘crazy sales’.’
- ‘Those affected are not only the ubiquitous window-shoppers, but also the shop-till-you-drop types, both of whom prefer to operate on foot.’
- ‘And to the national multitude of window-shoppers, whether at the mall or watching their TVs, the full-time advertising is another, complementary provocation.’
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