once-over-lightly

noun
plural -es

Definition of once-over-lightly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: once-over especially : an especially casual or cursory or gingerly once-over had given political problems the once-over-lightly — Sigrid Arne

once-over-lightly

adjective

Definition of once-over-lightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: swift and usually casual or cursory or gingerly gets the once-over-lightly treatment— Sidney Hyman

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Noun

from the phrase once over lightly

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

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