How's the family?

How's the family?

 and How's your family?
an expression used on greeting to ask about the state of the person's immediate family. Bob: Hello, Fred. How are you? Fred: Fine, thanks. Bob: How's the family? Fred: Great! How's yours? Bob: Couldn't bebetter. "How's the family?" asked Bill, greeting his boss.
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It's such a shock that some of the most famous names in sport seem to know who you are: David Beckham came up and said, 'How are you, how's the family?