at a glance

Definition of at a glance

  1. :  with a quick look She was able to identify the problem at a glance.

Word by Word Definitions

glanceplay
  1. :  to strike a surface obliquely so as to go off at an angle

    :  to make sudden quick movements

    :  to flash or gleam with quick intermittent rays of light

  1. :  a quick intermittent flash or gleam

    :  a sudden quick movement

    :  a rapid oblique movement


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