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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DARN IT: If I could only reach his chin; Don't be fooled, got you right where I want you, big man..
It was created by my staff because, typically, on Fridays when exchanging greetings with employees, I will be asked, "How are you doing?" Rather than responding with the typical "I'm looking forward to the weekend," I would say, "darn it's Friday, but luckily I have Monday morning to look forward to." This generally makes people smile.
Or how 'bout when the leading lady can't even decide who to like because there are two guys who like her, darn it! Romance like that is faker than Lindsay Lohan's ...
As Grampaw Pettibone would say, "Gol darn it, to err may be human ...
But darn it, they both seemed happier than they have been in a long time.
Cut the loose threads on the tip of the shoe and darn it again.