Origin of once-over
Examples from the Web for once-over
The two men give each other a once-over, in a way that suggests, why not?
I got just about the once-over from every brute there, and that was all.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
Were going to give this valley the once-over with a fine-toothed comb.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
How about it, Jeff—want to go along and give the big town the once-over or not?J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb