darn it

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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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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Cut the loose threads on the tip of the shoe and darn it again.
But, darn it, it is the movie's only climactic moment - pun intended - but also, honestly, dramatically.
The Dodgers aren't a lost cause, 'cause everyone knows it's the middle of July and, gosh darn it, there's plenty of baseball left on the schedule.
He needs to reaffirm to himself that he's good enough, he's smart enough, and gosh darn it .
This time, Jan dreams up an imaginary boyfriend to prove, darn it, that someone notices she's alive.
Third, I'm afraid he isn't smart enough, connected enough or - darn it - good enough to write political satire that juicy.