How do you like that?

how do you like that

1. Literally, an inquiry to find out if someone likes something. A: "How do you like that? I can warm up the pie, if you'd like." B: "Oh no, it's delicious as is!"
2. A phrase expressing surprise and/or disappointment. McCloskey's is closing after 41 years in business. How do you like that?
3. A phrase used triumphantly when one has overpowered or bested someone else. "Yeah, how do you like that?" Dean yelled as he celebrated his goal with his teammates.
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How do you like that?

1. Used to indicate shock or surprise, whether good or bad. How do you like that—another bank fee! I swear, they're trying to bleed me dry! A: "What does the letter say?" B: "Well, how do you like that? Apparently, I stand to inherit $2500 from my Great-Aunt Helga!"
2. slang Used as a taunt when performing successfully against someone in a competitive activity. Yeah, how do you like that? My dark mage just took out your whole party with his Necro-Fire spell! Boom, another easy goal! How do you like that?
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How do you like that?

 
1. Lit. Do you like that?; Is that to your liking? Tom: There's a bigger one over there. How do you like that? Bill: It's better, but not quite what I want. Clerk: Here's one without pleats. How do you like that? Fred: That's perfect!
2. Fig. an expression said when administering punishment. "How do you like that?" growled Tom as he punched John in the stomach. Bill (being spanked): Ouch! Ow! No! Mother (spanking): How do you like that? Bill: Not much. Mother: It hurts me more than it hurts you.
3. Fig. an expression said to show surprise at someone's bad or strange behavior or at some surprising event. Tom (shouting at Sue): Can it! Go away! Sue (looking at Mary, aghast): Well, how do you like that! Mary: Let's get out of here! Fred: How do you like that? Sue: What's the matter? Fred: My wallet's gone.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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