How's the/your family?

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How's the/your family?

A greeting inquiring about the well-being of one's family members. Hey, great to see you again! How's your family? A: "Hi Murray, how's the family?" B: "My sons are both in college now—can you believe it?"
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How's the family?

 and How's your family?
an expression used on greeting to ask about the state of the person's immediate family. Bob: Hello, Fred. How are you? Fred: Fine, thanks. Bob: How's the family? Fred: Great! How's yours? Bob: Couldn't bebetter. "How's the family?" asked Bill, greeting his boss.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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