How do you do, more like.

Jeff Jacobs

Senior Member
Willoughby greets Colonel but Sir John interrupts:

Willoughby: How do you do, Colonel?

Sir John: How does he do? How do you do, more like.

What does "How do you do, more like" mean?
Source: Sense & Sensibility 1995

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    'More like' means 'the real question is' / 'that is the question you should be answering for me'.
    I'm a colonel. I know me. But what are you? How do you get on in life? Tell me about you.
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