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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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  • Whether you have reached the end of that Anthony Adverse of a shopping list or not, we're going home!

    Ralestone Luck Andre Norton
  • Here was her shopping list, a little wet and crumpled because she had put her glove on the snowy handle of the motor-car door.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • Then Mistress Caird disappeared for half an hour, and when she returned to the parlor Marion had completed her shopping list.

    Playing With Fire Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • "I think you will have to drive, dear," said her grandmother, looking up from the shopping list she was making.

  • And there had been that shopping list, with the lipstick on it—the same type he now remembered her using.

    Pursuit Lester del Rey
  • Mrs. Douglas was looking over her shopping list, and Lily Douglas was looking over her mother's shoulder.

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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