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August 15, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

A shopaholic is a person who loves shopping so much they are addicted to it: they can’t stop shopping. Informal English.   Examples of use: 1. I love shopping. I’m a shopaholic! 2. They wouldn’t have so many debts if his wife wasn’t a shopaholic. 3. Film title: Confessions of a Shopaholic. 4. News headline: […]

April 30, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To stock up is to buy a lot of something. Examples of use: 1. We’re going on safari in Africa next week so we have stocked up on suncream. 2. I’ve stocked up on food this week because my family are staying with me. 3. She stocks up on fruit and vegetable so that she […]

April 28, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To snap up something (or snap something up) is to acquire or buy it quickly because it is exactly what you want, or it is very cheap. Examples of use: 1. Customers snap up Apple’s iPad in New York. 2. The new houses have been snapped up by local families. 3. These apples were very […]

April 21, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To sell out of something is to sell all of it and have no more left for people to buy. Examples of use: 1. Their designer shoes are beautiful, but they have sold out in my size. 2. We’re selling out of iPhones very  fast. We must order some more. 3. I’m sorry. We have […]