how's that

how's that
1. why.

“I'm glad I don't work in a store.” “How's that?” “Because I wouldn't want to have to deal with customers all day.”

“If you were planning on looking at the place today, you may be disappointed.” “How's that?”

2. I do not understand.

“What time do you close?” “How's that?”


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • how\ about\ that — • how about that • what about that informal An expression of surprise, congratulation, or praise. When Jack heard of his brother s promotion, he exclaimed, How about that! Bill won the scholarship! What about that! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • how's that? — how so?/how’s that?/spoken phrase used for asking someone to explain the reason for the statement they have just made ‘If the dam is built, a lot of people will suffer.’ ‘How so?’ Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • how's that — {informal} What did you say? Will you please repeat that? * / I ve just been up in a balloon for a day and a half. How s that? / * / The courthouse is on fire. How s that again? / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • how's that — {informal} What did you say? Will you please repeat that? * / I ve just been up in a balloon for a day and a half. How s that? / * / The courthouse is on fire. How s that again? / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • how's\ that — informal What did you say? Will you please repeat that? I ve just been up in a balloon for a day and a half. How s that? the courthouse is on fire. How s that again? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • how about that — or[what about that] {informal} An expression of surprise, congratulation, or praise. * /When Jack heard of his brother s promotion, he exclaimed, How about that! / * /Bill won the scholarship! What about that!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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