How-de-do



[hou-duh-yuh-doo] /ˈhaʊ də yəˈdu/

noun, plural how-do-you-dos. Informal.
1.
a greeting; salutation:
She smiled and gave him a how-do-you-do fit for a king.
2.
an awkward or unpleasant event or situation:
It’s a fine how-do-you-do that they’ve refused to help us out.

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