how about that


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how about that

That is very interesting, impressive, exciting, surprising, or respectable. Said as an exclamation, rather than a question. A: "I heard Janet is running for a seat in the senate." B: "Wow, how about that!" How about that. Have you ever seen such a thing?
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How about that!

Isn't that surprising! A: My husband and I just celebrated our sixtieth anniversary. B: How about that!
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how about that?

Isn't that surprising, remarkable, or pleasing. For example, They're engaged-how about that? [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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how/what about ˈthat (, then)!

(informal) used for expressing surprise, praise, great respect, etc: ‘Have you heard Jane’s been offered a film part in Hollywood?’ ‘Well, how about that, then!’
See also: how, what
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how about that

Informal
Used rhetorically to express surprise or wonder at or approval for something.
See also: how, that
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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