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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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We are yet to finalise the schedule of six bouts but Vijender's first pro bout in India could be in September next," Francis said in the Capital on Tuesday.
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In their study subjects were divided into 2 groups and submitted to 2 bouts damaging exercises for elbow flexors, separated by 2 weeks.
of human gait that are necessary for optimal performance in the gait of daily living, and a simple description of the length of walking bouts in the gait of daily living has not yet been reported.
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.
Calabasas' Cameron Teitelman (125) and Rio Mesa of Oxnard's Michael Lemos (189) also reached Southern Division title bouts.
With active recovery, the total amount of oxygen consumed during the last three cycling work bouts was 23% and 19% greater than with passive and stretching, respectively.
This study investigated the physiological responses of female fire fighters to two 23-minute bouts of work in a 40[degrees]C (105[degrees]F) environment at an intensity of 50% of their maximal working capacity (V[O.
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.
Thus, following an eccentric training program, men present a faster recovery of jumping ability and muscle soreness, lower levels of molecular muscle damage markers (Creatine Kinase levels) and decrease expression of pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress genes after a second bout of acute eccentric exercise compared to men that only performed the two acute eccentric bouts (Garcia-Lopez et al.
Tindall controlled the bout throughout with a good display against the rugged Campbell.
Ruelas, once one of the sport's top young fighters, lost five of his final 13 bouts.