son of a gun
- Son of a gun is defined as an expression of surprise, disappointment or frustration.
An example of when you might say "son of a gun" is when your dog surprises you by actually listening to a command he's ignored before.
son of a gun definition by Webster's New World
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Slang a euphemistic alteration of son of a bitch: a much milder term, with overtones of indulgence, familiarity, etc. when used of a person
son of a gun definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Informalnoun pl. sons of guns
- A person; a fellow: That son of a gun knows how to sell cars and sell them well.
- A rascal; a scamp: That son of gun is always playing practical jokes.
Used to express annoyance, disappointment, or surprise.