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how do you do?

formal
A2 a ​formalgreeting for someone that you have not ​met before: "I'm Jack Stewart." "How do you do? I'm Angela ​Black."

how do you do

old-fashioned
a ​difficult, ​worrying, and ​unpleasantsituation: "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!"
(Definition of how do you do? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “how do you do?”
in Chinese (Simplified) (初次见面时正式的问候用语)你好…
in Chinese (Traditional) (初次見面時正式的問候用語)你好…
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