how do you do

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how do you do

sentence substitute
Also: how do? or how d'ye do? a formal greeting said by people who are being introduced to each other or are meeting for the first time
n
informal a difficult situation
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how′ do you do′


interj.
(used as a conventional greeting.)

how-do-you-do

(ˈhaʊ də yəˈdu)

also how-de-do

(-di-)

n., pl. -dos. Informal.
1. an act or instance of saying “how do you do” or a similar greeting; salutation.
2. an awkward or unpleasant situation: It's a fine how-do-you-do that they've refused to help us.
[1625–35]
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Translations
těší mě
es freut mich
kuidas läheb
hyvää päivää
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