Two people are in a party. One of them asks the other:
What brings you out this evening?
Is it meaning: What has attracted you to come here tonight? but said in a polite manner, denoting interest or curiosity in the presence of him, kind of welcome to the party from a person who didn't expect to meet him.
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 23-Feb-2010 at 20:31.
It could also mean, ""How is it that you are here at this party tonight?"
I would answer, "I know Sam (the host). We work together."