how's that

How's that?

1. Please repeat what you said; I didn't understand or hear you. A: "Do you need anything from the shop?" B: "How's that? Sorry, the oven fan was too loud." A: "So as you can see, the third-quarter dividends shows a 23% margin of improvement over this time last year." B: "How's that? I didn't follow."
2. Why is that the case? A: "I think you may need to plan a different way of getting to the airport tomorrow." B: "How's that?" A: "The highway is going to be closed for some major works all this week."

how's that

Also, how's that again. What did you say? Please repeat it. For example, How's that? I didn't quite hear you.
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How's that for explaining why property values have softened, and new construction was virtually non-existent during that same period.
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Sometimes I want to just sit here and start crying, but how's that going to help?