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Definition of "once-over" []

  • Informal A quick but comprehensive survey or performance: Let's give this memorandum the once-over. (noun)
  • A quick examination or appraisal (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A quick but comprehensive piece of work (noun)
  • A violent beating or thrashing (esp in the phrase give (a person or thing) the (or a) once-over) (noun)

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Use "once-over" in a sentence
  • "“Which had no upper body strength,” I said, giving him a quick once-over."
  • "She pulled off the headset and gave us all a quick once-over."
  • "Turning and quickly giving him the once-over, the girls gave him a silent stamp of approval before facing the bar again to summon the bartender."