from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A quick but comprehensive survey or performance: Let's give this memorandum the once-over.
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- n. A quick, cursory survey or inspection
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a swift cursory examination or inspection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a swift cursory examination or inspection
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“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.
Tamara gave it a quick once-over as she walked by, but Michael stopped and stared.
Instead of just letting the equinox pass by, how about using it to conduct an internal once-over?
"A trailer often involves a fast once-over of the whole film," says veteran film critic Roger Ebert.
Before you leave the office, do a final once-over in the full-length ladies-room mirror.
Kroft gave the projector a once-over the way he might check under the hood of a ranch truck.
Geneva gave me a once-over as I slipped on my Ariat Fatbaby boots with the ostrich skin toes.
Lynette, the cleaning gal, was supposed to come by and give the place a once-over after she finished her shift at the motel.