I watched a movie last night, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence. In the movies, almost every character keep repeating this line: "I'm happy to hear you're doing fine." What is the meaning of that? They are talking in a phone so I don't know who they talked to, but what is "doing fine"?


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Definition of fine:

In good health and feeling well.


“I’m fine, just fine. And you?"

So, your example is another way of saying:

I'm happy to hear you're doing well.

I'm happy to hear you're doing good.

(Oxford Dictionaries Online)

  • So that is "I'm happy to hear your heath is good"?
    – user154073
    Jan 6, 2016 at 10:09
  • @HuyVo: Not just one's health; it can be one's finances, or progress on some kooky project, or whatever.
    – Ricky
    Jan 6, 2016 at 10:10
  • @HuyVo I think more of, "I'm happy to hear you are good." "You" generally.
    – Kyle
    Jan 6, 2016 at 10:14

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