once over

once-over

[wuhns-oh-ver]
noun Informal.
1.
a quick look, examination, or appraisal.
2.
a quick, superficial job: He gave the car just a once-over with a rag.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism

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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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