How 'bout them apples?

How 'bout them apples?

1. A phrase used to draw attention to one's cleverness or superiority to the one being addressed, especially after a recent triumph. You remember how you said I would never get into law school? Well now I'm valedictorian. How 'bout them apples?
2. That is surprising and/or disappointing. McCloskey's is closing after 41 years in business. How 'bout them apples?
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