boys will be boys

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 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. used to express futurity

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

  3. used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction

  1. : a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death

  2. : desire, wish: such as

  3. : disposition, inclination

  1. : to cause or change by an act of will

  2. : intend, purpose

  3. : decree, ordain


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