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, remarkable, or pleasing. For example, They're engaged-how about that? [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
See also: how
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