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cast an/(one's) eye over (something)

To look at something quickly and perfunctorily. I always cast an eye over my desk to make sure I have everything before I leave the office at night. You don't have to read this document in detail—just cast your eye over it when you get a chance.
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cast your eye

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cast your eyes

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cast an eye

COMMON If you cast your eye, cast your eyes or cast an eye around, over, etc. something, you quickly look at something. Adam cast his eye over his notes again. He cast an eye around the room, at the window that Colin had just smashed. She cast her eye down the list of names. Note: You can also say that you run your eye, run your eyes or run an eye around, over, etc. something. There were various bottles on the shelf above and I ran my eyes over them. Nothing of interest there. He ran a casual eye down the first page of the bank statement.
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He will cast an eye and ear over musical talent from across the country.
Once we've all got our breath back and double-checked the calendars though, it should be business as usual, as the experts cast an eye over more treasures at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland.
PAOLO DI CANIO will cast an eye over two impressive amateurs at Swindon this week, as they bid to Win a Pro Contract.
England's coach Stuart Lancaster was among the sold-out crowd at The Stoop to cast an eye over Harlequins' exciting youngsters.
And if Mary thinks some female politicians look ropey would she care to cast an eye on some of the blokes?
Jambos boss Jim Jefferies was in the stand at the Sostoi Stadium on Sunday to cast an eye over Paksi ahead of the Europa League qualifier.
In the Birmingham Post this week we cast an eye over the frontrunners for the much sought-after award.
Scouts from several clubs including Burnley, Wolves, Leeds, Bolton and Celtic had planned to cast an eye over Cork defender Kevin Long.
AS ALEX McLeish sits in his office after another turgid Championship performance from Blues, I wonder if he will cast an eye to Premiership Wigan where an inferior manager (according to Mr Sullivan) is about to earn his club pounds 14million-plus for Wilson Palacios - a player McLeish could have had for next to nothing.
You only have to cast an eye over the colour of the drinks to see how far our way of life has been eroded.
In desperate search of a middle-of-the-order threat, sources said the Dodgers have cast an eye toward trades involving Houston outfielder Richard Hidalgo and Tampa Bay infielder Aubrey Huff in case their worst-case scenario comes to fruition.
Just cast an eye on any Sunday congregation saying the Creed and notice the abstract, glazed expressions.
MILLIONAIRE Ray Ingleby flew in from the US to cast an eye on the club he would like to take on.
Through its well-respected publication, Consumer Reports(R), Consumers Union has evaluated thousands of products and has now cast an eye on long-term-care insurance, among the most difficult insurance to evaluate and buy.
Older, wiser, but forever young at heart, Brid and Colm cast an eye back on those happy times and ask themselves if they chose the right mate all those years ago.