shop around

phrasal verb
shopped around; shopping around; shops around

Definition of shop around

1 : to look for the most suitable item or service for the lowest price Shop around first before you buy a car. She is shopping around for a bank with low fees.
2 : to try to get a company to publish or produce (something) He shopped his manuscript around, but no publishers were interested.

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“Shop around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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