boys will be boys

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of boys will be boys

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

will play
  1. : desire, wish

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

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

  1. : desire, wish: such as

  2. : disposition, inclination

  3. : appetite, passion

  1. : to order or direct by a will

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

  3. : to determine by an act of choice


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