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how's it going? | how are things going?

This page is about the conversational phrase how's it going? | how are things going?

Meaning

You can use this to ask somebody about their progress in a task, a job, a project, etc.

For example

  • My boss came over while I was working on the design and said, "How's it going? Nearly finished?"

  • Whenever I see my brother, he says, "How're things going? Getting plenty of orders?"

Quick Quiz

If someone says, "How's it going?" or "How're things going?", they want to know

a. if you're making plans

b. if you're making progress

c. if you're making a journey

Contributor: Matt Errey