Learn English – Meaning of “do over”


A colleague and I are having a disagreement over the slang meaning and usage of "do over"

Does it mean

(a) beat somebody up

or does it have a sexual meaning of

(b) screw someone i.e. hump someone

Best Answer

In BE it means "to beat up" as Ham&Bacon said - but in AE 'a do over' is a chance to do something again if you make a mistake and have the previous attempt not count or be recorded.

eg in golf, if you completely spoil a shot then you might get "a do-over", a chance to have it not count but take the shot again. For some odd reason it's also called a mulligan