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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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It was one of a number of games Moyes cast an eye over having earlier been at the Celtic and Kilmarnock game.
The"hugely informative and interesting"event was co-organised by staff from both schools and the pupils made the most of this opportunity to cast an eye over potential career paths.
He will cast an eye and ear over musical talent from across the country.
Downton officially takes over from Hugh Morris in February, but has made a trip over to Australia to cast an eye over the current structure.
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.
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.
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.
There was a familiar face in the St Mirren crowd on Saturday as Scotland manager Alex McLeish cast an eye over proceedings.