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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!
See also: how

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?
See also: bout, how

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.
See also: how

(a)bout it

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

bout it

See also: bout

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?
See also: how
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However, Thipe said in an interview that the bout was tough, adding that he then realised that his opponent could not handle his power, and he capitalised on that.
In the second bout of the night, it was up to Maratha Yoddhas' Mahesh Digari to cut down the lead for his team as he faced Basant Thapa from the North East Tigers in the Welter Weight category.
Vijender said his promoter Francis Warren is planning a bout at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in the Capital next year.
In their study subjects were divided into 2 groups and submitted to 2 bouts damaging exercises for elbow flexors, separated by 2 weeks.
The SAM has also been used to determine that older adults with gait disability take fewer steps, have shorter duration of activity, and have fewer bouts of activity than nondisabled younger adults [34].
3 wrestler at 119 pounds, captured the Southern Section's Southern Division title Saturday at Westminster High, rallying to beat Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana's Jason Lara in a tense title bout.
In competition where maximal intermittent work bouts are called for, it appears desirable to recover at a slow jog between 20 to 30% VO2max for optimal performance in subsequent intervals.
The comparison of the heart rate and rectal temperature during work in the heat between the two work bouts revealed that rectal temperature and heart rate were significantly higher in the second work bout when compared to the first work bout.
Most physicians recommend that patients who have frequent bouts of canker sores undergo blood and allergy tests to determine if their sores are caused by a nutritional deficiency, an allergy or some other preventable cause.
Subjects were paired differently for each of their two sprinting bouts, and the order of running was counterbalanced to reduce the problems caused by a constant sequential presentation.
Moreover, those whose depressive bouts lasted more than a few months cited substantial drops in feelings of sociability and outgoingness.
The youngsters in the skill bouts set the standard.
As per the contract, he has to fight six bouts a year.
The repeated bout effect has been found to increase with the number of eccentric bouts performed, although the greatest relative effects are achieved after the first bout (Chen et al.