English version

give something the/a once-over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive something the/a once-overgive something the/a once-overa) to look at someone or something quickly to check what they are like b) to clean or tidy something quickly once-over
Examples from the Corpus
give something the/a once-overBrian X. They'd pull him in and give him the once-over.I wait patiently whilst he gives me the once-over.Could you give it a once-over?
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