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boys will be boys

Definition of boys will be boys

  1. —used to indicate that it is not surprising or unusual when men or boys behave in energetic, rough, or improper ways. <You shouldn't be too hard on them for staying out so late. Boys will be boys.>



Word by Word Definitions

boyplay boys
  1. :  a male child from birth to adulthood

    :  son

    :  an immature male

willplay
  1. :  desire, wish

    : used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

    : used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. :  desire, wish: as

    :  disposition, inclination

    :  appetite, passion

  1. :  to order or direct by a will

    :  to dispose of by or as if by a will :  bequeath

    :  to determine by an act of choice


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