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(Yer) dern tootin'!

slang (You are) absolutely right. An even more colloquial variant of "(You're) darn tootin'!" A: "Are you coming to the barbecue today?" B: "Yer dern tootin'! I'll see you there." A: "I'm sorry. It was wrong of me to leap to that conclusion." B: "Dern tootin' it was! But thank you fer apologizin'."
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gol dern

A word used to express frustration or annoyance, typically as an intensifier. An alteration of "goddamn." What is all this gol dern junk doing here? Why won't anyone listen to me, gol dern it?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gol dern

 and gol dang
Rur. God damn.; God-damned. Gol dern it, Mary, shut the screen door! Them bugs is get-tin' in here in droves. The gol dang car's in the shop again.
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You're dern tootin'!

Rur. You are absolutely right! (Never the full form tooting.) Tom: Are you really going to take up boxing? Bob: You're dern tootin'! Father: Do you really want to buy that droopy-looking puppy? Bill: You're dern tootin'!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The tall Garcia, who won her first two matches comfortably, dominated the fight all the way through, but Dern managed a penalty point and showed tremendous agility to hold on to it till the end.
"All during your career, you look for a certain kind of security from the people you're working with, people that believe you're talented, that you can do what you can do," says the 76-year-old Dern, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1978's "Coming Home." "I've been overrated sometimes and I've been underrated, probably more than I've been overrated."
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Laura Dern, far left, and as Frannie , right, with Hazel (Shailene Woodley) in The Fault In Our Stars Laura Dern, far left, and as Frannie , right, with Hazel (Shailene Woodley) in The Fault In Our Stars THE Fault In Our Stars has reduced even the toughest of cinema-goers to snivelling wrecks.
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