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damn it

1. An exclamation of frustration. (Note that "damn" is a mild expletive.) This phrase can also be spelled more casually as "dammit." Oh, damn it—I dropped another screw. How did I miss that important phone call? Damn it!
2. An exclamation indicating that one is impressed. (Note that "damn" is a mild expletive.) Damn it that's good. What's in it? Damn it that's clever. I wish I had thought of it.
See also: damn

damn it (all)

(informal) used for expressing anger, annoyance, etc: I’ve broken my pen again, damn it!
See also: damn
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The pilot was also heard yelling: "the flaps, damn it!" However, there was no official confirmation of the readout so far.
Dismayed that her regally named husband King Simon has become a republican (eh?), horrid Helena storms: "You are the King of England damn it! Act like it." Why does no one in the States have any concept of Britain?
LR: Damn it! How come you get to go on Skate Rock and I can't?
A coastguard's angry phone order to him - "Get back on board, damn it!" - became a catchphrase in Italy after the accident.
A coastguard's angry phone order to "Get back on board, damn it!" became a catch phrase in Italy.
And as he aged, he became something of a philosopher as well, pointing out to an interviewer that you spend all your time trying to make money, and by the time you do, you don't need it anymore--you need the money when you're poor, damn it! I'd follow someone like that into battle.
That's Art Tatum, for God's sake." The owner said, "I just had it painted, damn it!"
I never get anyone, damn it! If we ended up in a karaoke club, what would you sing?
"Damn it!" I muttered under my breath, not wanting to wake the rest of the house, as I assumed the noise to be the MCG crowd celebrating a home victory.
Damn it!"' David, who will join bandmates Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler and Sebastien Izambard, at Birmingham's LG Arena at the NEC on February 24, says that Simon's marketing skills can sometimes be a drawback for the acts he's involved with.
Damn it! Must defer "loathe my overweight body" to next week.
I am nothing but an anachronistic medieval silhouette: "No, you are a great country, a country with a future, damn it!" I interrupted.
"If you feel so strongly about the motives behind it, damn it! Stop watching!" wrote one.
And I was like 'God damn it! I thought we could both be hopeless together!' Unlike some, Macdonald's not one for keeping her accent going when she's not in character.