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going-over

[ goh-ing-oh-ver ]
/ ˈgoʊ ɪŋˈoʊ vər /
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noun, plural go·ings-o·ver [goh-ingz-oh-ver]. /ˈgoʊ ɪŋzˈoʊ vər/.
a review, examination, or investigation: The accounts were given a thorough going-over.
a severe, thorough scolding.
a sound thrashing; beating: The hoodlums gave him a good going-over when they found him.
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Origin of going-over

1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase go over
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British Dictionary definitions for going-over

going-over

noun plural goings-over informal
a check, examination, or investigation
a castigation or thrashing
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