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how about

1. A phrase used before a suggestion. How about Chinese for dinner? How about you turn off the TV and go to bed early for once?
2. A phrase used before a comment that seeks the listener's feedback. How about that game last night? So exciting!
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sorry about that

Glib or lighthearted recognition of some mistake one has made, regardless of how serious (or not) the mistake may be. Sometimes said more colloquially as "sorry 'bout that." A: "Oops, sorry about that. I didn't realize you were still using this computer." B: "Oh, don't worry about it. I'll just log in on a different one." A: "You ruined my entire batch of brownies!" B: "Oh yeah, sorry 'bout that. I needed the oven, though, so I just took them out."
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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?
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sorry about that

 and sorry 'bout that
sorry; whoops. (A gross understatement, said more as a self-deprecating joke than as an apology.) You spill hot cocoa on my coat, and all you can say is "Sorry 'about that"? When the passenger stepped on my toe, she said, "sorry about that."
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how about

What is your thought, feeling, or desire concerning. For example, How about a cup of tea? or How about joining us for lunch? It is also put as how about it, as in How about it? Do you want to come along? [Mid-1800s] Also see what about.
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(a)bout it

mod. ready; knowledgeable; cool. (Black.) Sam is smart. He’s really about it.

bout it

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sorry about that

and sorry ’bout that
interj. sorry; whoops. (A gross understatement, said more as a self-deprecating joke than as an apology.) When the passenger stepped on my toe, she said, “Sorry about that.”
See also: sorry, that

sorry ’bout that

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how about

1. Used to make a suggestion or to offer something: How about a cup of tea?
2. Used to request an opinion about something considered remarkable or impressive: How about that storm last night?
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In the 64kg category, Tsholofelo boxer Pitso Mmopiemang won 3-0 against Kabo Seitshiro of EMG in a mouthwatering bout which kept spectators on their feet through the entire three rounds.
Bout enjoyed a meteoric rise to power using decommissioned Soviet military planes to fly cargo around the world.
Tanwar got into a great rhythm by Round 3 and he made the most of it by Knocking Out Janghu to win the bout by Knock Out to equalise the scores on the night 7-7.
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US District Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered prior to sentencing that prison authorities move Bout from solitary confinement to the general population, calling his prison conditions "harsh" and "brutal.
There are powerful people in Russia who are quite frankly worried that he might spill his guts," said Michael Braun, a former Drug Enforcement Administration chief of operations who led the Bout investigation.
Alla Bout hopes to attain a visa for the US in order to continue her campaign to clinch Viktor's freedom.
This is a judicially illegal decision because the Thai court never reviewed the second US extradition request concerning (Viktor) Bout," Viktor Burobin told a Russian news agency.
Bout a victory, arguing that the FARC, notorious for its kidnapping and cocaine trafficking, was a political group, not a terrorist one, and in any event, no affair of Thailand's.
Like most of the other death merchants flooding Third World countries with Soviet weapons, Viktor Bout is closely tied to Vladimir Putin's "Siloviki," a Russian word variously translated as "force" or "power base," referring to the huge coterie of KGB/FSB operatives appointed by Putin throughout the entire Russian government and state-owned enterprises.
For this study, a walking bout was defined as a period of time in which steps occurred in subsequent 10-second intervals.
In his first bout in nearly a year, the 35-year-old outclassed his opponent, winning decisively on the judges' scorecards - 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108 - to improve his recordto 38-5with30knockouts.
A US Embassy spokesman congratulated the Thai police for the arrest of Bout, who was called the "Merchant of Death" in a book about his life.