Definition of boys will be boys
- You shouldn't be too hard on them for staying out so late. Boys will be boys.
used to express futurity
used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal
used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction
: a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death
: desire, wish: such as
: disposition, inclination
: to cause or change by an act of will
: intend, purpose
: decree, ordain
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