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a fleeting glance

A quick or hasty look. Come on, you only gave this dress a fleeting glance—you might like it if you tried it on.
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fleeting glance

Fig. a quick glance; a very brief look. I had a fleeting glance at the car as it sped by, but I couldn't read the license place number.
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