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"once-over" in British English

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once-overnoun

uk   /ˈwʌns.əʊ.vər/  us   /ˈwʌns.oʊ.vɚ/ informal
  • once-over noun (CLEANING)

[S] the ​act of ​quicklycleaning a ​place: Would you ​mind giving the ​carpet a once-over with the ​vacuumcleaner?
(Definition of once-over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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once-overnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈwʌnsˌoʊ·vər/ infml
a ​quickexamination of someone or something: The ​securityguards gave me the once-over.
(Definition of once-over from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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