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    #1

    How's every little thing?

    105)How's every little thing?

    How is this different from "How are you doing"? What does "little" mean here?

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    #2

    Re: How's every little thing?

    That's not a normal sentence. Where did you find it?
    "Every little thing" means "everything, no matter how small it is." It's not a way to say "How are you?"

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    #3

    Re: How's every little thing?

    What's '105)' for, keannu?

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    #4

    Re: How's every little thing?

    Page number not to forget where to transcribe these explanations.

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    #5

    Re: How's every little thing?

    from an American Drama drill book published by a Korean publisher.

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    #6

    Re: How's every little thing?

    It's a very informal way of asking "How are things?" We don't hear it very much these days.

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    #7

    Re: How's every little thing?

    It is used occasionally in AmE.

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    Re: How's every little thing?

    It is not used at all in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How's every little thing?

    In AmE, "How's every little thing?" is fairly common.... Often it is asked when two friends meet who haven't seen each other for a long time. When someone asks "How's every little thing?" it indicates that they're looking for a more detailed response than "Fine" (the traditional response to "How are you?"). They don't necessarily want a point-by-point recap of your life, but just a general update to get a conversation going.

    For example:
    Bob: "Fred! I haven't seen you in ages! Since you moved to Los Angeles for that new job, in fact."
    Fred: "Yes, that was almost six years ago. I've moved back here now, working for Acme again."
    Bob: "Well, it's great to see you. How's every little thing?"
    Fred: "Oh, just fine, can't complain. My oldest son graduated from high school and stayed out West to attend U.C.L.A. My daughter just got her driver's license, so I promised her I'd help her buy a car after we got settled in here."
    Bob: "Wow, they sure grow up fast, don't they? Where are you living, we've got to get together real soon...."

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