How do you like them apples

An American idiom that you say when you want someone to know how clever or successful you are, especially when you have done something better than they have.

You know that girl we were talking to last night - with the long blond hair? Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples!

According to a few sources, it originated in World War I with the "toffee apple," a kind of trench mortar bomb sometimes used to destroy tanks. We presume soldiers would say, "How you like them apples?" after an "apple" took out an enemy.

A character played by Walter Brennan used the phrase in the John Wayne movie "Rio Bravo." After throwing a stick of dynamite and seeing his partner shoot it in the air, Brennan shouted, "How do ya like them apples?"