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darning needle

A regional term for a dragonfly. Primarily heard in US. I hate going to the lake, what with all those darning needles and other bugs constantly flying into me!
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darn tootin'

slang Absolutely right. A: "Are you coming to the barbeque today?" B: "You're darn tootin'! I'll see you there."
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darn it

An exclamation of frustration. A mild alternative to "damn it." Oh, darn it—I dropped another screw. How did I miss that important phone call? Darn it!
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darn tooting

 and darn tootin'
absolutely. You're darn tooting I'll be there. I wouldn't miss it for the world.
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ˈdarn it!

(spoken, especially American English) used as a mild swear word to show that you are angry or annoyed about something, to avoid saying ‘damn’: Darn it! I’ve lost my keys!
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Rethread the darning needle with another length of thread (again, don't knot it).
Once the entire area has been filled up, make another six or seven running stitches (simple up-and-down stitches) in the sock outside the darning area.
What was the great man doing with a darning needle in the first place?
Into this time-warp oasis walks Liu's elder son, Darning (Pu Cunxin), who left years ago to make money down south in Shenzhen and who has come back for a visit, believing his dad is dead.
When Erming briefly goes missing one day, Darning and his father achieve a kind of rapprochement ("I've already lost one son," blurts out the old northerner, referring to Daming; "I can't lose the other"), and decides to stay on a while as his childhood roots begin to exert a pull and he hears the bathhouse is due to be pulled down in a few weeks.
Darning the toe with cotton thread is a better choice than using sticky tape.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the polypropylene darning method in the treatment of primary inguinal hernia in men, assessing complication, postoperative pain, return to normal activities and early recurrence.
DEREK THOMPSON spent last night in hospital after an injury caused by a darning needle forced him to give up his commentary shift at Sedgefield.