Other definitions for do-over (2 of 2)
an opportunity to do something again or repeat it, especially when it did not turn out well the first time: I wish I could have a do-over of the past five years of my life.
a makeover, as a renovation or a beauty treatment: Enter the sweepstakes to win a full kitchen do-over with new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.A do-over at the spa made me feel young again!
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How to use doover in a sentence
Think of it as the Jersey Shore exception, where you can act like a brutish goon and the first bust is essentially a do-over.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband | Michael Daly | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2010, I attended my 10-year high-school reunion, where the theme was “Prom Do-Over.”My Strange Passage From Suspected School Shooter to Prom Queen | Gina Tron | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Right about now, Micah Moore appears to be looking for a do-over.A Confession to Murder—Quickly Withdrawn—Rocks Religious Community | Winston Ross | November 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A do-over is rare in politics, and the Supreme Court handed one to President Obama by upholding his much-maligned health-care law.Why Won’t Obama Sell His Health-Care Plan Now That It’s Been Upheld? | Eleanor Clift | July 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Superman got a do-over, so maybe the writers should get one too?
His wife raised an awful to-do over this, but Helli was firm and for another year he fed and petted the Grouse.Mighty Mikko | Parker Fillmore
Jetty is making a terrible to-do over a solitary china one in her nest.Two Little Travellers | Frances Browne Arthur
Frequently, too, he indulges in a great to-do over nothing, fairly splitting your ears with his noisy cries.Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
I have said it is a to-do over nothing, though Mr. Jay may think he has the best reason in the world for making a fuss.Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
But they'd had trouble even before then; for right from the start there was a pretty how-d'ye-do over the plot.Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs | Anne Warner
British Dictionary definitions for do over
informal to renovate or redecorate
British, Australian and NZ slang to beat up; thrash
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Other Idioms and Phrases with doover
Also, do something over.
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