English version

how ... is that?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhow ... is that?how ... is that?informal a) used to say that an action or event has a particular quality to a great degree He sent himself a card for Valentine’s Day. How sad is that? b) used to say that an action or event does not have a particular quality They say they’re not going to leave, but how likely is that? how
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how ... is that?And on the evening of December 9, there is jazz in the museum courtyard. How cool is that?I have said a tune is one meme, but what about a symphony: how many memes is that?The present rendezvous had been riding high on my chart of dreads. How is that?A flushed and jolly character raises his glass among friends and family - how real, how reliable is that evidence?It makes her realize, she says, just how lucky she is that her son survived.Some stocks even earn negative scores. How is that possible?But how often is that really the case?Knightley remarks how unfortunate it is that she has no piano at the Bateses' to practice on.
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