Definition of Give the once over
1. Verb. Look at with a critical eye. "Sam cannot give the once over Sue "; "When the movie star entered, all the women gave him the once over"
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Literary usage of Give the once over
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1. Banner Bearers: Tales of the Suffrage Campaigns by Oreola (Williams) Haskell (1920)
"If he wants to read about suffrage why can't he give the once over to the daily news—it's chuck full of us and OUT doings and ..."