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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 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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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 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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For a variation on the basic darn, try working different woven patterns into your darn.
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CAllwch chi ddisgrifio'r darn? gwaith yw'r Celtic Concerto, ac mae e mewn tri symudiad - JigAJig, Hiraeth a Solstice.
The purpose of this relationship ain't to get so darn smart we'll get rich.
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Some years ago, the lady next to me, during a hymn, slammed her book down and said, "I hate it when they change the darn words!"
Youth America Grand Prix is always cause for celebration, not only because so many young people step up to the plate (this year 132 schools from 13 countries participated), but also because the grown-ups put on a darn good show.
Of late, Jim has become a writer and a darn good one.
I swore never to touch one of those darn computers, thank you very much.
"We're just too darn fat, ladies and gentlemen, and we're going to do something about it," said Tommy Thompson, Health and Human Services Secretary, at a news conference.