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how about

1. A phrase used before a suggestion. How about Chinese for dinner? How about you turn off the TV and go to bed early for once?
2. A phrase used before a comment that seeks the listener's feedback. How about that game last night? So exciting!
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How bout them apples?

 and How do you like them apples?
Rur. What do you think of that? (Often used to express admiration, as in the first example; bout is short for about.) Tom: I got first prize! Mary: Well! How bout them apples? Joe got a job as a newspaper reporter. How do you like them apples?
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sorry about that

 and sorry 'bout that
sorry; whoops. (A gross understatement, said more as a self-deprecating joke than as an apology.) You spill hot cocoa on my coat, and all you can say is "Sorry 'about that"? When the passenger stepped on my toe, she said, "sorry about that."
See also: sorry, that

how about

What is your thought, feeling, or desire concerning. For example, How about a cup of tea? or How about joining us for lunch? It is also put as how about it, as in How about it? Do you want to come along? [Mid-1800s] Also see what about.
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(a)bout it

mod. ready; knowledgeable; cool. (Black.) Sam is smart. He’s really about it.

bout it

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sorry about that

and sorry ’bout that
interj. sorry; whoops. (A gross understatement, said more as a self-deprecating joke than as an apology.) When the passenger stepped on my toe, she said, “Sorry about that.”
See also: sorry, that

sorry ’bout that

See also: sorry, that

how about

1. Used to make a suggestion or to offer something: How about a cup of tea?
2. Used to request an opinion about something considered remarkable or impressive: How about that storm last night?
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I know it was an eagerlyawaited bout as I had received a lot of messages and wishes for my debut.
Making Bout was as much a comedy writing challenge as it was a technical challenge," says Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor, "so it turned out to be a perfect fit for us.
These findings support there is a cross-transfer effect on perceived muscle soreness after a damaging exercise bout is influenced by the order of arm dominance usage, without having an effect on muscle damage marker.
US District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered prior to sentencing that prison authorities move Bout from solitary confinement to the general population, calling his prison conditions "harsh" and "brutal.
It's a lie," argued Bout, whose infamous exploits inspired the 2005 Nicholas Cage movie "Lord of War".
Protesting his innocence, Bout was extradited to New York in November after enduring a grueling, two-year limbo in a Bangkok prison while the U.
I think that by transferring my husband to the United States' officials before the end of legal procedure at the Thai court and by conducting the extradition, which breaches all elementary of legal human rights - the government of Thailand has once more demonstrated its complete subservience to Washington, and is willing to fulfil any orders of its American bosses," Alla Bout said prior to her departure to Moscow.
Bout was flown to from Bangkok to New York on Tuesday on a small, chartered US aircraft, a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration said.
Bout a victory, arguing that the FARC, notorious for its kidnapping and cocaine trafficking, was a political group, not a terrorist one, and in any event, no affair of Thailand's.
Like most of the other death merchants flooding Third World countries with Soviet weapons, Viktor Bout is closely tied to Vladimir Putin's "Siloviki," a Russian word variously translated as "force" or "power base," referring to the huge coterie of KGB/FSB operatives appointed by Putin throughout the entire Russian government and state-owned enterprises.
According to US sources, Smulian was the go-between in the initial stages of the DEA sting operation targeting Bout that began in November 2007, with negotiations conducted in such diverse locations as Copenhagen, Curacao and Bucharest.
The step data, walking bout duration data, and rest bout duration data were plotted as frequency histograms to determine the number of sequential steps taken before stopping, the duration of walking bouts, and the duration of rest bouts.
In his first bout in nearly a year, the 35-year-old outclassed his opponent, winning decisively on the judges' scorecards - 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108 - to improve his recordto 38-5with30knockouts.
A US Embassy spokesman congratulated the Thai police for the arrest of Bout, who was called the "Merchant of Death" in a book about his life.
The authors of this study compared a single 60-minute bout to two 30-minute bouts of identical intensity exercise and studied the effects on fat metabolism.