One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See window shopping
- ‘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.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘The bad news is that most of those new customers are proving to be window-shoppers who are unlikely to ever come back.’
- ‘And to the national multitude of window-shoppers, whether at the mall or watching their TVs, the full-time advertising is another, complementary provocation.’
- ‘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.’
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