I'll be darned


chiefly US, informal
used to show that one is very surprised about something
Well I'll be darned! You actually showed up!
often + if
I offered to help, but I'll be darned if she didn't do the whole thing herself.
sometimes shortened to darned if
I told them they wouldn't enjoy the trip but darned if they didn't come anyway.

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“I'll be darned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/I%27ll%20be%20darned. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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