(well,) I'll be danged

(well,) I'll be danged

An expression of surprise or astonishment, especially regarding some recent revelation. "Danged" is a milder substitute for "damned." Well, I'll be danged. I never thought I'd see you walk through those doors again. After searching for 20 years, he watched as the bird landed just feet away from him—the bird everyone said was extinct. "I'll be danged," he whispered to himself. Wait, Lisa's your sister? Well, I'll be danged—all these years, I had no idea!
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