(well,) I'll be darned!

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(well,) I'll be darned!

old-fashioned An expression of surprise or astonishment, especially regarding some recent revelation. Bob: "You know, if you run your washing machine at night you can save a lot of money on your electric bill." John: "I'll be darned, I never knew that before!" Well, I'll be darned! Who knew so many people would show up to see our concert?

I’ll be ˈdarned!

(spoken, especially American English) used to show that you are surprised about something: Well, I’ll be darned! Isn’t that Lisa over there?
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Her replacement David Jones also tweeted: "Well I'll be darned.
Her replacement David Jones had also tweeted "Well I'll be darned.
the most severely wounded of the six Vietnam veterans serving in Congress: ``I've seen this movie before, and I'll be darned if I'm going to participate in sliding down a slippery slope to where no end is in sight, no victory has been articulated, no strategic goal has been articulated for the military to achieve and there's no exit strategy.