- to give something/somebody a or the once-over [colloquial]we gave the house a quick once-overle dimos una pasada por encima a la casa [colloquial]he gave her a quick once-over out of the corner of his eyele echó un vistazo de reojoExample sentences
- I gave him a once-over as he looked at me oddly because of my strange comment.
- She gave him a once-over and nodded in approval.
- Sparhawk took the plans and gave them a once-over.
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