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Meaning of once-over

once-o•ver

Pronunciation: (wuns'ō"vur), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a quick look, examination, or appraisal.
  2. a quick, superficial job: He gave the car just a once-over with a rag.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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