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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'?
See also: how, YA

nothing doing

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!"
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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.
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nothing doing

1 there is no prospect of success or agreement. 2 nothing is happening. informal
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ˌnothing ˈdoing

(informal) used to refuse a request: ‘Can you lend me ten dollars?’ ‘Nothing doing!’
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nothing doing

Informal
Certainly not.
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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.
See also: nothing
References in classic literature ?
An' actions speakin' louder 'n' words, he tells me how he loves me by doin' these things for me.
An' if I had it over, knowin' as I do known 'm now, I'd steal 'm again if I lost a leg doin' it.
"Well, of all the queer doin's!" breathed Nancy, regarding Pollyanna with almost fearful eyes.
I reck'n I knows sense when I sees it; en dey ain' no sense in sich doin's as dat.
There ain't a person in Lewiston that knows about the minister, or father's will, or Jim's doin's, or the fruit peddler; an' if they should find out, they wouldn't care, an' they couldn't remember; for Lewiston 's a busy place, thanks be!"
What's tha' been doin' with thysel'--hidin' out o' sight an' lettin' folk think tha' was cripple an' half-witted?"
"Ah, where deh hell was yeh when I was doin' all deh fightin?" he demanded.
An' ef she's quit driftin', what in thunder are you doin' with a new jib-boom?" That shot went home.
Some day, when you've got a fine farm here, you'll see the sense of what I'm doin' now and thank me for it."
"I guess your mother'll be doin' her share of that, all right.
"Yis," he agreed, "it's a day's wor-rk we're after doin', but what are we goin' to be doin' wid it now we got it?"
He was seen one afternoon by a policeman, new to that beat, deliberately toddling away from her house, and being questioned answered that he was "a doin' home." He must have traveled by rail, somehow, for three days later he was in the town of Whiteville, which, as you know, is a long way from Blackburg.
"God is noddin' and not doin' his duty, though it's me as shouldn't say it."
ing a good 2 They are doin job 2 They are doin adequate job ing an b 2 I have lost confidence in our parties anand happy are you with Boris Johnson as prime minster?
ing a good 2 They are doin job 2 They are doin adequate job ing an b 2 I have lost confidence in our parties aleaders n and happy are you with Boris Johnson as prime minster?