[Motivation]
  • “이 에세이좀 한번만 봐줘
  • “경찰: 오경, 저 방 좀 훑어봐
  • “내가 퇴근하기전에 마지막으로 한번 쭉 볼게
우리는 인생을 살면서 쭉 훑어봐야 할 때가 은근 많다.
- 친구의 에세이
- 논문
- 메뉴
- 자동차 안
- 소개팅(녀/남) 의 차림새
등 말이다.
이럴 때쓰이는  ”이거 한번만 쭉 훑어주세요~” 라는 말을 어떻게 할까?
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[Phrase]
give somebody/something the once-over
  • [Definition] to quickly look at someone or examine something in order to see what they are like 
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • In fact, I’ll give the whole upstairs a once-over. And then the downstairs. (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • Ma’am, you mind if we take some time, Give this place a once-Over? (Supernatural)
  • My first day at CalSci I stood in this office and Biederman sat right there and he gave me the once-over and he asked (Numb3rs)
  • If will give these numbers the once-over, and if they are as good as you say they are You just might be able to take me home from the dance. (Ground Floor)
  • Oh yes, it’s definitely a Queen Anne, it’s been given the once-over by experts (Only Fools and Horses)
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give the textbook the quick once over
[From Twitter]
  • Give your containers a pre-winter once-over
  • TV people, give it a once-over before you post it!
  • Give your desk a quick once over. Clutter is mentally exhausting since it restricts your ability to focus & to process info
[From News]
  • YOU walk into a cafe, order a macchiato, give your name to the barista and let him give you the once-over. (NYT)
  • I admit I had not read the material you shared and I’ve only just given it a quick once-over even now. (Economist)
  • And sure enough, a quick once-over confirmed the worst: two of Mr. Phippen’s trucks were missing. (NYT)
[Comments]
give SOMETHING the once-over 일까? give SOMETHING a once-over일까?
위에보면 알수 있듯 솔직히 상관없다. 하지만 the once-over가 더 많이 쓰이긴 한다.
구글 Ngram에서도 확인할 수 있다.
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