how's this/that for (something)?

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how's this/that for (something)?

What do you think of this or that example of something? Isn't this/that exemplary of something? Can be used to highlight something that is either negative or positive. A: "Now, how's this for a steak dinner?" B: "Wow, it looks delicious, I can't believe you cooked this all on your own!" Look at the neighbor's flashy new sports car—how that for a midlife crisis?
See also: that, this

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.
See also: that

how’s ˈthis/ˈthat for a...?

(informal) used for asking for somebody’s reaction to something: ‘How’s that for a surprise present?’ ‘It looks wonderful. Thank you!’‘Well, how’s that for bad hotel service?’ ‘Unbelievable.’
See also: that, this
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