shopping list


Definition of shopping list

: a list of items to be purchased broadly : a list of related items the biggest possible shopping list of budget cuts — Leonard Silk

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Work with the system, and don't leave your destiny—or your shopping list—to chance. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Gifts for Your Horoscope-Obsessed Friend by Astrological Sign," 13 Dec. 2018 From high-speed chargers and color sensors to travel kits and wireless cameras, this list is bound to have something for that tech fanatic on your shopping list. Popular Mechanics, "All of These Gadgets Are an Extra 20% Off for Cyber Monday," 26 Nov. 2018 On the downside, FoodKick offered just 13 of the 20 items on my shopping list. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Checking Out New York’s Online Grocery Stores and All Their Trimmings," 20 Nov. 2018 When shopping lists and ballots are no longer intertwined. Ron Grossman,, "Even Socrates may have mourned the closing of Toys R Us," 26 Mar. 2018 On average, items on my shopping list cost about 25% more on FoodKick than on Amazon or Jet. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Checking Out New York’s Online Grocery Stores and All Their Trimmings," 20 Nov. 2018 The shopping list for people who have decided to ride out the storm at home: plywood to board up their windows, sandbags, bilge pumps, generators, trash bags, potato chips, bottled water and wine. Fox News, "WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast," 13 Sep. 2018 Of course, most of her routine comes straight from Kylie Cosmetics, but there are a few other product name-drops to go straight on your shopping list. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Talks Us Through Her Makeup Routine, Start to Finish," 28 June 2018 There's even a printable/screenshot-able version with shopping lists and recipes. Bon Appetit, "Welcome to the Feel Good Food Plan!," 19 Mar. 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shopping list

: a list of things to be bought at a shop or store

: a long list of related things

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