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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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You can make a nearly invisible darn if you happen to have the same yarn or thread the cloth was made from, or if you can find something that matches.
A needle, thread or yarn, and scissors are the only essential tools, and if you can work a running stitch, you can darn. A few other tools will make your job easier too.
Modern darning needles are designed mainly for hand knitters working with heavier yarn; if you plan to darn lightweight fabrics with thread, you might want to use a long sewing needle or a beading needle instead.
That's all you really need to darn. Optional tools are a thimble and a darning egg or mushroom.
This is the simplest and most-used darn in my mending toolkit, and I've worked it in everything from sewing thread to lush knitting yarn.
For a variation on the basic darn, try working different woven patterns into your darn.
It's slightly less stable than a proper running stitch darn, but for garments that don't take a lot of hard wear, or garments that you find a hole in half an hour before you need to wear them, it's perfectly practical.
The process is almost identical to the running stitch darn, but instead of working a few running stitches at either side of the hole, you work a line of backstitches around the hole to stabilize it, and make a single perpendicular stitch at the end of every pass across the hole, just to the outside of the stabilizing stitches.