0

My friend asked me how's it going and I asked how's what going as I expected the friends meaning was that of knowing what I was currently doing but my friend doesn't know currently the things which I'm doing

Is "How's it going" a slang saying

  • 1
    In common use it means roughly the same as "How are you doing?" – Hot Licks Oct 29 at 2:34
  • No, it is not slang. – tchrist Nov 28 at 3:41
-1

how's it going OED

(b) colloquial. how's it going?: used to ask a person how he or she is getting on, or to enquire whether a particular project or event is proceeding well. Also used as a greeting: ‘how are you doing?’, ‘how's life?’.

Yes it could be considered slang. As in:

2013 L. Miller Parallel ‘Hey, honey! How's it going? Having fun?’ ‘Yep!’ I enthuse, trying to sound upbeat.

How goes it? is idiomatic too. Hey, Tom! How goes it?

  • 2
    Slang is typically characterized by an association between a word or phrase and a culture or group of people. This expression is lacking in that regard. – R Mac Oct 29 at 3:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.