How-do-you-like-them-apples meaning

(colloquial, rhetorical question) Directed jestingly or mockingly at someone who has received surprising information, ridiculing the situation.

"Our governor has just vetoed a bill that would offer more money to our schools. How do you like them apples?"

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(colloquial, rhetorical question, Ireland, US) Used after an actual or proposed action with which the listener might be displeased. Also used after refuting an argument.

"I can't give you a raise now; if I did, this whole company would go bankrupt, and you wouldn't have a job at all. Now how do you like them apples?"

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