I'll be damned!

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - I'll be damned

"I'll be damned!"

an expression used to convey total surprise


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - I'll be damned

"I'll be damned!"

an expression used to convey stubbornness or refusal


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - I'll be damned

Two friends are chatting over coffee ...

Friend 1:  Hey. Look over there. Isn't that George?

Friend 2:  We haven't seen George in years.  Are you sure that's him?

Friend 1:  Look.  He's waving at us.

Friend 2I'll be damned.  It is George.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - I'll be damned

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Have you heard that the company is going to start charging us for coffee?

Colleague 2:  You've got to be kidding.

Colleague 1:  No I'm not. Fifty cents a cup.

Colleague 2I'll be damned if I'll pay for coffee at work. I'll bring my own instead.

I'll be damned! - Usage:


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I'll be damned! - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for I'll be damned!

I'll be damned! - Examples:

1)  ... because I'm pretty sure my computer only has 2 cores but I'll be damned if it's quad.

2)   "Hey, I'll try that hair dryer" and I'll be damned, it really worked wonders.

3)  ... weeks that offers no in-flight meals that aren't for purchase. I'll be damned if I spend $12 on a bad club sandwich, so I'll be packing ...

4)  ... host might be able to speak to that more directly, but I'll be damned if I'm going to try revoking his geek visa.

5)  ... for the specified purpose of going to this strip club, and I'll be damned if I get here and nothing happens. 

6)  We each grabbed a glass and chugged it, and I'll be damned if it didn't taste exactly like Dr. Pepper.

7)  Well I'll be damned! That's a neat trick, Mr. Wong.

8)  We have endured lies in this campaign, but I'll be damned if I will accept outright thievery.

9)  I'll be damned if I will allow a TSA government pervert to molest me in the name of ...

10)  I'll be damned if I'm going to be taxed into working class again!

11)  We've got some real problems and I'll be damned if I ever give up my God or guns.

12)  It's been wonderful fun and I'll be damned where any of it came from.

13)  I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs.

14)  I can explain it to you, but I'll be damned if I can understand it for you.

15)  You actually made it. I'll be damned.

16)  I was every bit as opinionated as I am now. I'll be damned if I ever shut up because I might offend somebody.

17)  And I'll be damned if I know what I'll do in game 1.

18)  I've worked hard for my book and I'll be damned if I'm giving it away for free.

19)  There is a way to turn it off but I'll be damned if I have found it yet.

20)  I would not survive. Yet I'll be damned if I am going to drag myself off into the woods to die just because ...