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?"

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.