once-over


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once-o·ver

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



n.
1. a quick look, examination, or appraisal.
2. a quick, superficial job.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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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)
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

once-over

[ˈwʌnsˌəʊvəʳ] n (fam) to give sb/sth the once-overdare una sbirciata a qn/qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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He drives the once-overs meanwhile for a third frame; just Kane Brown had as of late achieved the achievement, on Oct.
Cheshire grins hide gritted teeth, whilst admiring looks hide five-second once-overs. Cries of 'darling, you look spectacular' fill the air and lift heavenwards, their insincerity hanging like rain clouds.
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.