Things (are good / bad / OK)

The phrase "Things are ___" is a way to talk about a general situation:

A: How's it going?

B: Things are good.

This just means that life in general is going well for the speaker.

You can also use all of these phrases:

How are things?

Things aren't going so well lately.

Things started out OK, but lately it's been tough.

This phrase appears in these lessons: