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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 quickly cleaning a place: Would you mind giving the carpet a once-over with the vacuum cleaner?
(Definition of once-over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"once-over" in American English

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once-overnoun [C usually sing]

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