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


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: swift and usually casual or cursory or gingerly
gets the once-over-lightly treatmentSidney Hyman

Word History



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 24 Apr. 2024.

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