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going-over Syllabification: go·ing-o·ver

Definition of going-over in English:


[in singular] informal
1A thorough treatment, especially in cleaning or inspection: give the place a going-over with the vacuum cleaner
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  • But, apart from some emollient phrases from the Association of British Insurers, the industry's leading companies were at best muted in their joy at learning that these two types of insurance are to be given a thorough going-over.
  • Nonetheless, no one would assert that Mamet is unobservant or lacks internal fire, and when he turns his attention to institutions that deserve a thorough going-over, he may be just the man for the job.
  • When will he understand that his department is out of control and needs a thorough going-over from top to bottom?
1.1A beating.

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