Used to express the view that mischievous or childish behaviour is typical of boys or young men and should not cause surprise when it occurs.
More example sentences
- I thought Halloween was over but boys will be boys and he was gathering fireworks up.
- Robert really does seem to be saying that speed limits should only be enforced in a very few places, and… elsewhere… well… boys will be boys.
- Biology, it seems, is why boys will be boys, and why women would do well to get over it and stop demanding that they learn to talk about their inner landscapes.
Definition of boys will be boys in:
- The US English dictionary