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shop Idioms & Phrases


apothecary's shop

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    apothecary's shop; drugstore; chemist's; pharmacy.
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beauty shop

  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty parlour; salon; beauty salon; beauty parlor.
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Berlin shop

  • a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and the materials for such work.
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betting shop

  • noun a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track
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bucket shop

  • noun an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm
  • noun (formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket
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Buck"et shop`
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  1. An office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc. Slang, U.S.
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butcher shop

  • noun a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
    meat market.
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chemist's shop

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    apothecary's shop; drugstore; chemist's; pharmacy.
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China shop

  • a shop or store for the sale of China ware or of crockery.
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chop shop

  • noun a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
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closed shop

  • noun a company that hires only union members
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coffee shop

  • noun a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
    coffee bar; cafe; coffeehouse.
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comparison-shop

  • verb compare prices for a given item
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Dolly shop

  • a shop where rags, old junk, etc., are bought and sold; usually, in fact, an unlicensed pawnbroker's shop, formerly distinguished by the sign of a black doll. England
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dress shop

  • noun a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
    boutique.
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Erecting shop

  • (Mach.), a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted.
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espresso shop

  • noun a cafe where espresso is served
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fix-it shop

  • noun a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
    fix-it shop.
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florist shop

  • noun a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
    florist; flower store.
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food shop

  • noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
    deli; delicatessen.
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gift shop

  • noun a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
    gift shop.
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hat shop

  • noun shop selling women's hats
    millinery.
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head shop

  • noun a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
    • he bought some roach clips and hashish pipes at the head shop
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ironmonger's shop

  • noun a store selling hardware
    ironmonger; hardware store.
    • in Great Britain they used to call a hardware store an ironmonger's shop
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Junk shop

  • noun a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods
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  • a shop where old cordage, and ship's tackle, old iron, old bottles, old paper, etc., are kept for sale.
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Machine shop

  • noun workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools
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  • a workshop where machines are made, or where metal is shaped by cutting, filing, turning, etc.
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novelty shop

  • noun a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
    gift shop.
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open shop

  • noun a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union
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pawnbroker's shop

  • noun a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    loan office; pawnshop.
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pet shop

  • noun a shop where pet animals can be purchased
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pizza shop

  • noun a shop where pizzas are made and sold
    pizzeria; pizza parlor.
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Policy shop

  • a gambling place where one may bet on the numbers which will be drawn in lotteries.
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  • noun a workplace where printing is done
    print shop.
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printing shop

  • noun a workplace where printing is done
    print shop.
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repair shop

  • noun a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
    fix-it shop.
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shoe shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.
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shoe-shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.
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shop assistant

  • noun a salesperson in a store
    clerk; salesclerk; shop assistant.
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shop at

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; frequent.
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shop bell

  • noun a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop
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shop boy

  • noun a young male shop assistant
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shop class

  • noun a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
    shop.
    • I built a birdhouse in shop
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shop clerk

  • noun a salesperson in a store
    clerk; salesclerk; shop assistant.
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shop floor

  • noun workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines
    • the productive work is done on the shop floor
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shop girl

  • noun a young female shop assistant
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shop mechanic

  • noun a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
    machinist; mechanic.
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shop steward

  • noun a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management
    steward.
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shop talk

  • noun talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand
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shop window

  • noun a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store
    show window; shopwindow; display window.
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shopping bag

  • noun a bag made of plastic or strong paper (often with handles); used to transport goods after shopping
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shopping basket

  • noun a handbasket used to carry goods while shopping
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shopping cart

  • noun a handcart that holds groceries or other goods while shopping
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shopping center

  • noun mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace
    center; shopping centre; plaza; mall; shopping center.
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
    • they spent their weekends at the local malls
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shopping centre

  • noun mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace
    center; shopping centre; plaza; mall; shopping center.
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
    • they spent their weekends at the local malls
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shopping list

  • noun a list of items to be purchased
  • noun a list of heterogenous items that someone wants
    grocery list.
    • the union came to the table with a whole grocery list of demands
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shopping mall

  • noun mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace
    center; shopping centre; plaza; mall; shopping center.
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
    • they spent their weekends at the local malls
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slopseller's shop

  • noun a store that sells cheap ready-made clothing
    slopshop.
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talk shop

  • verb discuss matters that are related to work
    • As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop
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Tally shop

  • a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade. Eng. Encyc.
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To smell of the shop

  • to indicate too distinctively one's occupation or profession.
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To talk shop

  • to make one's business the topic of social conversation; also, to use the phrases peculiar to one's employment. Colloq.
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tobacco shop

  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
    tobacconist; tobacco shop.
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tobacconist shop

  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
    tobacconist; tobacco shop.
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tuck shop

  • noun a candy store in Great Britain
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union shop

  • noun a company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time
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window-shop

  • verb examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
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