goings-over

going-over

[goh-ing-oh-ver]
noun, plural goings-over [goh-ingz-oh-ver] .
1.
a review, examination, or investigation: The accounts were given a thorough going-over.
2.
a severe, thorough scolding.
3.
a sound thrashing; beating: The hoodlums gave him a good going-over when they found him.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase go over

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going-over
 
n , pl goings-over
1.  a check, examination, or investigation
2.  a castigation or thrashing

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