With schools, movie theaters, and shopping malls vulnerable to the lone gunman, “there are no islands of safety left,” he says.
This Thursday, help keep the “thanks in Thanksgiving” by not shopping at a retail store.
Gift cards are sold at kiosks in shopping malls or even websites that catering to this exchange market.
NRF said retailers should hire up to 780,000 seasonal works to deal with the Christmas shopping rush.
Last week, Buzz Bissinger revealed that he has a shopping addiction—a serious condition for which he has checked into rehab.
I told her she'd have to go out and do the shopping, because I simply daren't.
The postmaster went himself, and his wife accompanied him to "do some shopping."
In their round of shopping, the Harrises saw an ideal robe being made for an American belle.
I had been out to do some shopping and walked home across the park.
My account of our shopping, with our subsequent visit to the restaurant, made her remark that I was a close observer.
1764, "act or practice of visiting shops," verbal noun from shop (v.). Meaning "goods that have been purchased" is from 1934. Shopping bag attested from 1886; shopping list from 1913.
c.1300, "booth or shed for trade or work," perhaps from Old English scoppa, a rare word of uncertain meaning, apparently related to scypen "cowshed," from Proto-Germanic *skoppan "small additional structure" (cf. Old High German scopf "building without walls, porch," German dialectal Scopf "porch, cart-shed, barn," German Schuppen "a shed"), from root *skupp-. Or the Middle English word was acquired from Old French eschoppe "booth, stall" (Modern French échoppe), which is a Germanic loan-word from the same root.
Meaning "building or room set aside for sale of merchandise" is from mid-14c. Meaning "schoolroom equipped for teaching vocational arts" is from 1914, American English. Sense of "matters pertaining to one's trade" is from 1814 (as in talk shop (v.), 1860).
1680s, "to bring something to a shop, to expose for sale," from shop (n.). The meaning "to visit shops for the purpose of examining or purchasing goods" is first attested 1764. Related: Shopped; shopping. Shop around is from 1922. Shopping cart is recorded from 1956; shopping list first attested 1913; transferred and figurative use is from 1959.