once-over


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Related to once-over: insofar, barring, accepting, catching up, declasse

once-o·ver

(wŭns′ō′vər)
n. Informal
A quick but comprehensive survey or performance: Let's give this memorandum the once-over.

once-over

n
1. a quick examination or appraisal
2. a quick but comprehensive piece of work
3. a violent beating or thrashing (esp in the phrase give (a person or thing) the (or a) once-over)

once′-o`ver



n.
1. a quick look, examination, or appraisal.
2. a quick, superficial job.
[1910–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.once-over - a swift cursory examination or inspection; "I gave him the once-over"
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
Translations

once-over

[ˈwʌnsˌəʊvəʳ] N (= search etc) to give sth/sb the once-overechar un vistazo a algo/algn
they gave the house the once-overregistraron superficialmente la casa

once-over

n (inf: = quick look) → flüchtige Überprüfung, kurze Untersuchung; to give somebody/something the or a once-over (= appraisal)jdn/etw mal begucken (inf)or kurz überprüfen or inspizieren; (= clean)mal kurz über etw (acc)gehen (inf); to give somebody the or a once-over (= beat up)jdn in die Mache nehmen (inf)

once-over

[ˈwʌnsˌəʊvəʳ] n (fam) to give sb/sth the once-overdare una sbirciata a qn/qc
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Bugsy Siegel, William Mulholland's aqueduct, the Black Dahlia, Marilyn Monroe - they're all given cursory once-overs so bland it's hard to imagine any of these stories once seized our interest (the biggest shock: no O.
It looks like the sort of place so utterly icy that you need to be on the guest list to get in but the biggest shock of all is that you'll get no catty stares or once-overs from the laid back stylists as you enter.