In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sth/sb a / the once-over
- we gave the house a quick once-over — le dimos una pasada por encima a la casa
- he gave her a quick once-over out of the corner of his eye — le echó un vistazo de reojo
- ‘Yuk’, Eddie commented as he gave her a once-over, rubbing the end of his nose.
- I gave her a once-over, taking in my childhood best friend.
- The looks you receive from those already seated, the up-and-down once-over, leave you to decide whether to get comfortable right then or split.
- He gave me an once-over, slowly letting his gaze survey me up and down, and I felt my cheeks heat up, regretting my stupid retort.
- Michael gave me the once-over and looked rather shocked with his mouth hanging slightly open and all.
- I raised my eyebrow in response and gave him a once-over.
- The security guard standing outside the door gave him an once-over, then took a good look in his eyes and reconsidered.
- Kyle walked over to Stephen, still unconscious, and gave him a once-over.
- He gave Melanie a once-over, and shot Eon a confused look.
- I gave him a once-over as he looked at me oddly because of my strange comment.
- She leaned back on Mephisto, and gave him a once-over.
- She gave him a once-over and nodded in approval.
- Now executives treat the plan as a work in progress, giving it a thorough once-over every quarter and reviewing some parts weekly.
- I can't give a beautiful woman the once-over any more, because she usually turns around and looks at me because I'm me and being such a guy.
- The doctor will give you a once-over, checking for obesity and high-blood pressure.
- Sparhawk took the plans and gave them a once-over.
- Then she gives my clothes a once-over, suddenly scrutinizing the outfit Sini picked out for me as if it is the most important thing in the whole world.
- She watched as he gave her a once-over, causing her blood pressure to rise.
- ‘Hello, stranger’, she mumbled, giving the four girls a once-over, before clambering back to Noor, who was looking at them in disgust.
- I gave the cramped club a brief once-over, looking for any telltale signs for any of my friends.
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