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Definitions

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  • noun idiomatic A troublesome state of affairs.

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  • noun an awkward situation

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Examples

  • The new management had put more ads in the statcounter dashboard itself, which would have been just fine; but coding pop-up ads into other people's websites without so much as a how-d'ye-do is a bit uncouth.

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  • The new management had put more ads in the statcounter dashboard itself, which would have been just fine; but coding pop-up ads into other people's websites without so much as a how-d'ye-do is a bit uncouth.

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  • Fanny made no professions at all, only coldly nodding a "how-d'ye-do," without appearing to notice that Emma wished to shake hands.

    Be Courteous or, Religion, the True Refiner

  • "Then I guess we'll go in an 'say how-d'ye-do," continued Cap'n Bill, attempting to enter the doorway.

    The Scarecrow of Oz

  • Amazing as this story is, both with regard to the strange things it asks us to believe of the man and the woman and the husband, it is certain that there was a pretty how-d'ye-do in Zurich.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2

  • "Here's some one who would like to say how-d'ye-do to father," said

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 03

  • "Here's some one who would like to say how-d'ye-do to father," said

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete

  • Just say how-d'ye-do to her, and then go out -- to the Deanery if you like.

    Good Old Anna

  • "Never mind, Dick," said the doctor laughing, as I did; "we'll beg a skirt for you the first time we say how-d'ye-do to a passenger vessel ----"

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

  • Amazing as this story is, both with regard to the strange things it asks us to believe of the man and the woman and the husband, it is certain that there was a pretty how-d'ye-do in Zurich.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

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