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how do you do?

Definition of how do you do? in English:

A formal greeting.
Example sentences
  • ‘There hasn't even been a preliminary ‘Hey, how do you do?’
  • In Eliza's first venture into polite company, she comes off as an automaton relegated to a handful of standard phrases and topics: the weather, people's health and ‘how do you do?’
  • He used to kick off his act with ‘Hello, playmates, how do you do?’
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