once-over

noun
\ ˌwən(t)s-ˈō-vər How to pronounce once-over (audio) , ˈwən(t)s-ˌō- \

Definition of once-over

: a swift examination or survey especially : a swift comprehensive appraising glance gave me the once-over

First Known Use of once-over

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Once-over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/once-over. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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once-over

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English Language Learners Definition of once-over

: a quick look or examination

once-over

noun
\ ˌwəns-ˈō-vər \

Kids Definition of once-over

: a quick glance or examination Every student gave our new teacher the once-over.

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