Focus on the pronunciation of shop
› UK COMMERCE a place where people go to buy things: Our village shop sells mostly food and magazines. For more great bargains, visit our online shop! a book/clothes/shoe shop → Compare store noun
› COMMERCE, PRODUCTION a place where particular things are made or repaired: All our delivery bicycles are regularly checked in the repair shop.
be in the shops UK › COMMERCE be available for people to buy: Her new designs will be in the shops in the spring.
mind the shop UK › to manage or look after a business when its usual owner or manager is not there: While their fellow employees are getting time off, they are left to mind the shop.
set up shop informal › to start doing business somewhere: Several European retailers have set up shop in the US. Setting up shop on the web is an increasingly attractive option for young entrepreneurs.
talk shop disapproving › to talk about things relating to your work when you are in a social situation, especially in a way that is not interesting to other people: I hate these dinners where everyone talks shop the whole time. → See also body shop, bucket shop, closed shop, corner shop, factory outlet, BROKEN!, job shop, machine shop, mobile shop, one-stop → See Note store