How are you doing?
1. How are things? How's life? Hey, great to see you again! How are you doing?
2. Used to inquire into the state of someone's mental, emotional, or physical health. Miranda, I heard you were sick recently. How are you doing?
3. Used to inquire into the state of someone's progress, as with a project or workload. A: "Hey, Tom. How are you doing with that finance report?" B: "Nearly finished!"
See also: how
How ya doin'?
informal How are things? How's life? (A colloquial shortening of "How are you doing?") Hey, great to see you again! How ya doin'?
Under no circumstances; I will not permit it; absolutely not. A: "Mom, can I borrow the car this Saturday?" B: "After the dent you left in it the last time? Nothing doing!"
Certainly not, as in Can I borrow your down coat?-Nothing doing. This colloquial interjection was first recorded in 1910. Also see, no dice.
nothing doing1 there is no prospect of success or agreement. 2 nothing is happening. informal
ˌnothing ˈdoing(informal) used to refuse a request: ‘Can you lend me ten dollars?’ ‘Nothing doing!’
Absolutely not. This response to a request, suggestion, or statement of something one considers untrue dates from the late 1800s. People used it on June 22, 1947: “It was suggested that she should come incognito. Nothing doing.” Also see not on your life, and, for a more recent expression of denial or refusal, no way.