- a check, examination, or investigation
- a castigation or thrashing
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(gō′ingz ō′vər).USA pronunciation
- 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.
- noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase go over 1870–75, American.