once-over-lightly

once over lightly

Very quickly, cursorily, or carelessly. Hyphenated if used as an adjective before a noun. It's clear that the repairs were done as cheaply and once over lightly as possible. The senator assured reporters that this will not be a once-over-lightly investigation.
See also: lightly, once, over

once-over-lightly

 
1. Fig. a quick and careless treatment. (A noun. Said of an act of cleaning, studying, examination, or appraisal.) Bill gave his geometry the once-over-lightly and then quit studying. Ann, you didn't wash the dishes properly. They only got a once-over-lightly.
2. Fig. cursory; in a quick and careless manner. (An adverb.) Tom studied geometry once-over-lightly. Ann washed the dishes once-over-lightly.