WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
go•ing-o•ver  (gōing ōvər),USA pronunciation n., pl.  go•ings-o•ver 
    (gōingz ōvər).USA pronunciation 
  1. a review, examination, or investigation:The accounts were given a thorough going-over.
  2. a severe, thorough scolding.
  3. a sound thrashing;
    beating:The hoodlums gave him a good going-over when they found him.
  • noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase go over 1870–75, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

going-over n ( pl goings-over) informal
  1. a check, examination, or investigation
  2. a castigation or thrashing



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