[ doo-ver ]
/ ˈdu vər /
noun Australian Slang.
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Origin of doover
1940–45; probably to be identified with doofer, doofah in same sense, perhaps representing do for, as in that will do for now
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Definition for doover (2 of 2)
[ doo-oh-ver ]
/ ˈduˌoʊ vər /
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!
Origin of do-over
First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase do over
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British Dictionary definitions for doover
verb (tr, adverb)
informal to renovate or redecorate
British, Australian and NZ slang to beat up; thrash
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Idioms and Phrases with doover
Also, do something over.
Also, do over again. Repeat something, as in This setup won't work; I'll have to do it over again.
Redecorate, as in We've decided to do over the living room. [Early 1900s]
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