give it the once-over (to)


give it the once-over (to)
 Check something but not spend a lot of time carefully reviewing it.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • give someone the once-over — give (someone/something) the once over informal to quickly look at someone or examine something in order to see what they are like. The security guard gave me the once over but didn t bother checking my pass. Can you give my essay the once over… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give something the once-over — give (someone/something) the once over informal to quickly look at someone or examine something in order to see what they are like. The security guard gave me the once over but didn t bother checking my pass. Can you give my essay the once over… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give it the once-over — look at it quickly, do a hasty job, a lick and a promise    We drove by the house and gave it the once over. It looks nice! …   English idioms

  • give someone the once-over — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • give something a once-over — give (something) a once over informal to clean something quickly. I ll just give the carpet a once over with the vacuum cleaner before we go. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • the once-over — See give it the once over …   English idioms

  • give the once-over — give (someone/something) the once over informal to quickly look at someone or examine something in order to see what they are like. The security guard gave me the once over but didn t bother checking my pass. Can you give my essay the once over… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the once over — verb look at with a critical eye When the movie star entered, all the women gave him the once over • Syn: ↑give the eye • Hypernyms: ↑look • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s some …   Useful english dictionary