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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

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Contributor: Matt Errey