boys will be boys


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Boys will be boys.

Prov. Boys are expected to be irresponsible or boisterous. (Also said ironically about men.) You can't blame David for breaking the window with his baseball. Boys will be boys. My husband can't resist driving eighty miles an hour in his new sports car. Boys will be boys.
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boys will be boys

it is expected that men will behave badly It's not enough to say boys will be boys, and then let them behave in whatever way they like.
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Boys will be boys.

something that you say which means it is not surprising when boys or men behave in a noisy, rude, or unpleasant way He goes drinking on a Friday night and always ends up in a fight. Boys will be boys.
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boys will be boys

One can expect boys to act childishly or misbehave, as in We told the kids not to eat in the living room, but when we got home there was a big mess there-oh well, boys will be boys . This term came from a Latin proverb, translated as "Children [boys] are children [boys] and do childish things." In English it was first recorded in 1589.
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