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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Today, a shopping list for the best local high-value wines of the year, so far. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "This year's best local wine you can (mostly) get for under $20," 20 June 2018 The Browns hold the first and fourth overall picks in the draft, and it’s no secret that finding a quarterback tops the team’s shopping list, even after trading for Tyrod Taylor, previously of the Buffalo Bills. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Hue Jackson confident that franchise QB awaits Browns in NFL draft," 27 Mar. 2018 Figuring out your shopping list before a sale hits can prevent impulse buys, says Andrea Woroch, a consumer and money saving expert. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Experts Say These Amazon Prime Day Tips Will Score You the Best Deals Ever," 3 July 2018 Up front, near the glowing neon sign that reads like a cosmic shopping list (Energy, Flow, check, check), begins the deep dive into ingestibles. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the NYC Detox Shop Where Cryotherapy and CBD-Infused Smoothies Are on the Menu," 11 July 2018 Tap and hold to learn more about a product or tap quickly to virtually clip it into your shopping list. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Seriously, save money on gas, hotels and shopping with these 8 apps," 26 June 2018 In the meantime, here are a few other interesting items on Pruitt’s shopping list. Renae Reints, Fortune, "EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Big Spending Listed All in One Place," 22 June 2018 Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Forest, is also on Karanka's shopping list, as well as another forward., "Nottingham Forest Make Statement of Intent as Club Agree £13.2m Fee for Benfica Star João Carvalho," 13 June 2018 Tip: Keep a notepad handy for kids to add to the shopping list when their favorites are running low. Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "School's out for summer! Now what? Simplify with these 6 tips for parents," 18 June 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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