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What does it mean damned if you do and damned if you don t?

What does it mean damned if you do and damned if you don t?

Definition of (you’re) damned if you do and damned if you don’t. informal. —used to say that in a specific situation a person can be blamed or considered wrong no matter what he or she does.

Who said damned if you do damned if you don t?

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote – Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t..

What does I’ll be damned if mean?

1 —used to show that one is very surprised about something Well I’ll be damned! Our team actually won! —often + if I spent an hour putting the machine together and I’ll be damned if it didn’t fall apart as soon as I tried to use it.

Where does the saying damned if you do?

YOU’LL BE DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T: In some situations it is impossible to do the right thing, because both of the options open to you will cause trouble or upset . . . The proverb comes from Lorenzo Dow’s Reflections on the Love of God (1836).

Is damned a bad word?

This is because Damn is considered a swear word in English, for historical and religious reasons (as SamBC mentioned earlier). When you want to say a swear word, but don’t want to be offensive, people create “Minced Oaths”.

What does the saying I can’t win for losing mean?

Can’t Win for Losing Meaning. Definition: You can’t win because you keep losing; things would be going great if they weren’t going so poorly. People use this phrase when problems keep occurring that stop them from winning or accomplishing their goal.

Is I’ll be damned a cuss word?

It is considered a profanity and would therefore not be considered at all appropriate in some contexts.

What’s another way of saying I’ll be damned?

What is another word for I’ll be damned?

I’ll be a monkey’s uncle blimey
bloody hell butter my butt and call me a biscuit
Christ Christ almighty
crikey fancy that
get out of town get outta town

What does it mean if someone is damned?

condemned or doomed, especially to eternal punishment: the wailing of damned souls. detestable; loathsome: Get that damned dog out of here! complete; absolute; utter: a damned nuisance; a damned fool.

What is the sentence of damned?

Damned sentence example. You’ve got the damned flashlight. If it goes off for any reason, I’ll be at your throat with a knife, truce be damned , Damian said in a low, firm voice. Her deal with Darkyn damned her, but also saved her life.

Can win for trying?

One is unable to find or create any success, despite one’s best efforts or intentions; one is constantly failing or being thwarted or spurned. Primarily heard in Ireland.

Can never win for losing?