boys will be boys

idiom

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.

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Recent Examples on the Web Companies developing artificial intelligence are often quick to avoid taking accountability for their systems with an approach much like a parent with an unruly child — boys will be boys! Kylie Robison, The Verge, 23 May 2024

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“Boys will be boys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boys%20will%20be%20boys. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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