Definition of pass one's eye over in US English:

pass one's eye over


  • Read (a document) cursorily.

    • ‘You can't merely pass your eyes over a page, underline a few things, and consider the job done.’
    • ‘She has agreed to pass her eye over my personal journal and point out the typos.’
    • ‘He passed his eye over the report.’
    • ‘I have passed my eye over as many passages of the 'Southern Farmer and Market Gardener,' as time and circumstances permitted me to do.’
    • ‘My best friend is a libel lawyer, so I would get him to pass his eye over it as well.’