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shopping list

a list made by a shopper of items or goods to be bought.
matters to be discussed, requested, or otherwise attended to:
the president's shopping list at the coming summit conference.
Origin of shopping list
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for shopping list
  • Create a shopping list of all the items you will need for holiday meals and stick to it.
  • Once you know what and how many you need, audit your wardrobe against your plan and make a shopping list for whatever is missing.
  • Which makes the shopping list for stuff to buy after work, inaccessible.
  • Invest in a soft collapsible cooler and make a shopping list for food and beverages you'll bring on your trip.
  • With school beginning today for many, a car may be on the shopping list along with pencils, laptops and book bags.
  • She had drawn up a shopping list and made a note to get gas and pick up clothes at the dry cleaner.
Slang definitions & phrases for shopping list

laundry list

noun phrase

A long bill of items to be obtained, discussed, done, or not done: This ''do-good'' laundry list draws sneers/ The cadets didn't need a laundry list of prohibitions/ A shopping list is not a strategy (1958+)

shop around

verb phrase
  1. To search for something or someone: I heard he was shopping around for a new Secretary of the Interior
  2. To compare prices, services, etc: I really wish I had more time to shop around before buying that yacht (1922+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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