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English definition of “how do you do”

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how do you do

old-fashioned
a difficult, worrying, and unpleasant situation: "I had a row with my sister and now she's refusing to talk to me." "Well, that's a fine how do you do!"
Translations of “how do you do”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人煩惱不快,不好處理的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人烦恼不快,不好处理的情况…
(Definition of how do you do from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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