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how-do-you-do

Syllabification: how-do-you-do
Pronunciation: /ˌhoudəyəˈdo͞o
 
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(also how-de-do or how-d'ye-do)

Definition of how-do-you-do in English:

noun

[in singular] informal
An awkward, messy, or annoying situation: a fine how-do-you-do that would be!
More example sentences
  • Well, that's a fine "how do you do."
  • Isn't that a fine how do you do.

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