Meaning of “once-over” in the English Dictionary

"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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