Idiom Magic 你近來好嗎? How's tricks?

【明報專訊】On the day that the circus came to town, Felix couldn't resist going to see the clowns. "Hey, how's tricks?" one friendly fellow greeted him. "Oh, not so bad. How's tricks yourself?" Felix answered. There's nothing tricky (詭計多端的) about this expression for how's tricks? is an informal greeting that you can use when meeting someone, usually a friend. It means "how are you?" or (idiomatically) "How's it going?".