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!
See also: darn

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!
See also: darn
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Darn it! Her mind thought Doug was a shallow - probably unfaithful, by the sounds of it - git, but her body had other ideas.
Darn It! Traditional Female Skills That Every Man Should Know, by Sarah Williams, explains simple tasks - from sewing a button to wrapping a present.
Darn it! you just cannot get the serfs, oops servants, these days!
There was a war on, darn it! Bold steps had to be taken.
A forever stamp promises to make things easier for people, and that's what we really want from the Postal Service, gosh darn it!
Go out and fly, darn it! And then share the funnies with everyone via ifr.editor@gmail.com.
Darn it! You finally get most of your phone numbers loaded into your cell phone and--you lose it!
SIR - Darn it! Got caught again yesterday doing 41mph in a 30mph speed limit area, but, rather than get angry I now accept it as a modern-day irritation and, let's face it, it was my fault.
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 ...
Darn it! Parents are like professors; I hate when they're right!
Darn it! At the shot my target stopped dead short, the XX75 zinged past his brisket clanging off the rocky ground to rise in yellow fletched orbit toward Mexico.
Darn it! Cradling the dry-cleaning and milk, he opened the front door.
Darn it! They do the best skinny jeans on the High Street as far as I am concerned.
Darn it! I'd give a distemper/adenovirus Recombitek vaccine--provided that the distemper titer result really is low.