How would you like it?

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How would you like it?

Imagine yourself in the same situation. The phrase is intended to inspire empathy for the one being discussed. Of course he's upset—he worked for over a year on it only to have someone decide on a whim to scrap the whole thing. How would you like it? How would you like it if you had cameras and legions of fans smothering you every time you stepped outside your house before you'd even left high school?
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how would ˈyou like it?

used to emphasize that something bad has happened to you and you want some sympathy: How would you like it if someone called you a liar?
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