Drat!

drat

An expression of annoyance or frustration. Drat, the library closed five minutes ago—I knew I should have left the house earlier. Did Helen already leave? Drat!

Drat!

(dræt)
exclam. Damn! Oh, drat! Another broken nail!
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Drat! These are the words that steam in your mouth.
Since their big announcement they did slightly backtrack by saying it won't last forever (drat!).
DRAT! While I was on holiday, I missed this year's Royal Highland Show.
drat! I chose the middle setting and baked the bread (which didn't turn out too badly), but was left to wonder if the proper temperature might have made a difference.
I guess that means I still can't hate Jamie Oliver - drat and double drat! Still, at least there's always Gordon Ramsay to despise.
Drat! Seriously, I guess the old "two wrongs don't make a right" adage should be trotted out at this juncture.
Curses and drat! As our eyes meet, the awareness that neither of us should be there will be unavoidable.
On Broadway, Leonard appeared in "The Pajama Game," "Happiest Girl in the World," "The Gay Life," "Bravo Giovanni" and "Drat! The Cat."
No, they didn't turn me into a record setter (drat!) but they are certainly comfortable for someone who is looking for an after market grip for a K-, L- or N-frame revolver.
Picture him stubbing out a foot-long cigarette on the butt of some poor, lowly researcher and muttering: "Drat! Drat.
Drat! There goes my one and only chance of making the Guinness Book of Records.
DRAT! I wondered how long it would be before that Graham Young stumbled across our local chip shop ( Mail, March 13).
Curses and drat! As our eyes meet, the shared awareness that neither of us should be there will be unavoidable.
I can appreciate that the appropriate response to having been bitten should have been a mild 'drat!' or 'oh dear!'
Drat! So that's another iconic image that the Canadians can't really call their own.