give (someone or something) a/the once-over

idiom

: to look at or examine (someone or something) in a quick way
I saw him giving me a/the once-over.

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“Give (someone or something) a/the once-over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20a%2Fthe%20once-over. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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