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going-over, a

Slang definitions & phrases for going-over, a

going-over, a

noun phrase

  1. A beating; trouncing: The goons gave him a brutal going over (1940s+)
  2. An examination; scrutiny: Give these records a going-over, please (1919+)

[related to the first sense, ''a scolding, a dressing-down'' is found by 1872]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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