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how about somebody/something(spoken)
I am surprised by someone or something How about that guy who was arrested for riding his bicycle on the expressway?
Usage notes: usually intended to get someone to say what they think
how about something/doing something(spoken)
I suggest this “What time should I pick you up?” “How about five o'clock?” How about going for a drink after work?
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.
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?