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going-over

noun
     
going-over [singular] informal
1 a thorough examination of something to make sure it is all right [↪ once-over]:
The media gave his personal life a pretty firm going-over.
2

give something a going-over

to improve the condition of something, for example by cleaning it thoroughly:
You ought to give the place a going-over with the Hoover once in a while.
3

give somebody a going-over

British English to hit someone and hurt them

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