Etymology
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going-over (n.)

1872 as "scolding;" 1919 as "inspection;" from verbal phrase; see going + over (adv.).

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Definitions of going-over

going-over (n.)
a careful and thorough inspection;
going-over (n.)
a severe scolding;
Synonyms: castigation / earful / bawling out / chewing out / upbraiding / dressing down
From wordnet.princeton.edu