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son of a gun

noun
     
son of a gun [singular] American English spoken
1 a man you like or admire - used humorously:
Duke, you old son of a gun, how are you?
2 a man that you are annoyed with:
Somebody go tell that son of a gun we're all waiting here.
3 an object that is difficult to deal with - used humorously
4

son of a gun!

used to express surprise

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