“How’s things?” or “How are things?”

In a short interview where people were introducing themselves I saw something that grammatically sounds erroneous. Is the use of How’s things instead of How’re things a kind of expression or a simple mistake?

David: Hi. I’m David.

Rachel: Hi. I’m Rachel. Pleased to meet you.

David: Likewise. How’s things?

Rachel: Great thanks. And You?


It is an idiomatic expression, fairly common here in the Midwestern USA, at least; it is equivalent to “How are things going?” or “How are you?”

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