fine how do you do

a fine how do you do

Something that is irritating, unfortunate, or problematic. Well, that's a fine how do you do—the kids used the last of the milk this morning. I just got the car washed and waxed, and now it's covered in bird poop. Talk about a fine how do you do! They're canceling our project? That's a fine how-do-you-do after devoting nearly a year of our lives to it.
See also: fine, how
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fine how do you do

an unpleasant situation. (Said with surprise.) This is a fine how do you do! Someone left a big puddle of motor oil in my driveway. John saw his girlfriend out with another young man. He walked up to her and said, "Well, isn't this a fine how do you do!"
See also: fine, how
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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