Definitions for once-over

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a quick look, examination, or appraisal.

    Category: Informal

  2. a quick, superficial job.

    Category: Informal

Origin of once-over:

1910–15, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. once-over, look-over(noun)

    a swift cursory examination or inspection

    "I gave him the once-over"


  1. once-over(Noun)

    A quick, cursory survey or inspection

    My GP gave me the once-over and said it was merely a cold.


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