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once-over-lightly

[wuhns-oh-ver-lahyt-lee] /ˈwʌnsˌoʊ vərˈlaɪt li/
noun, Informal.
1.
a hasty or superficial treatment, look, examination, etc.; once-over:
The maid gave the room the once-over-lightly.
Origin of once-over-lightly
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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