check on

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check on

Also, check up on ; check over. Investigate, scrutinize, or inspect, as in I'll check on the brakes and make sure they're all right, or We need to check up on his work from time to time, or Let's check over the books together. [Late 1800s] Also see check out, def. 6.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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