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give someone the once-over



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Also, give someone the eye . Look or stare at someone with interest. For example, The new coach gave the team the once-over before introducing himself , or He gave her the eye and she blushed . The first expression, a colloquialism, generally implies a quick but comprehensive survey or assessment. The variant, a slangy usage sometimes amplified to give the glad eye , often signifies an inviting glance. [Early 1900s] Also see make eyes at .

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