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once-over

noun uk   /ˈwʌn.səʊ.vər/ us    /-soʊ-/ informal

once-over noun (LOOKING)

give sth/sb the once-over to look at and examine something or someone quickly: The security guards gave me the once-over, but they didn't ask me for any identification.

once-over noun (CLEANING)

[S] the act of quickly cleaning a place: Would you mind giving the carpet a once-over with the vacuum cleaner?
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