How's that again?

How's that again?

Please repeat what you said; I didn't understand or hear you. A: "Do you need anything from the shop?" B: "How's that again? Sorry, the oven fan was too loud." A: "So as you can see, the third-quarter dividends represent a large margin of improvement over this time last year." B: "How's that again? I didn't follow."
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How's that again?

Inf. Please say that again.; I did not hear it all. Sue: Would you like some coffee? Mary: How's that again? Sue: I said, would you like some coffee? Tom: The car door is frozen closed. Bob: How's that again? Tom: The car door is frozen closed.
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