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- US variant of do
Used to comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one's own.‘I keep crashing cars. Doh! What a dummy!’
- ‘I found my camera… of course it was where it should've been… safely in my handbag, so I wouldn't forget to take it out tonight, doh!’
- ‘I could have put that $30 savings towards a top DVD player… doh!’
- ‘He asks whether I would l prefer to go somewhere else for our first date and I realise that I am being asked out ‘proper’ - doh!’
- ‘I remember lunch at the Berkeley hotel with the actor when he asked me what bread and butter pudding was made of - doh!’
- ‘When I reached the front door and tried to open it I discovered to my horror that the neighbour in the flat above had double locked the front door and I had no key… doh!’
- ‘I took pills, showered and eventually made it in to the office at about 12… doh!’
- ‘We were actually standing on opposite sides of the sign, doh!’
- ‘I was drunk Friday night and dislodged an old filling eating over cooked pizza… doh!’
- ‘I eventually realised that I hadn't set the right permissions on the import directory… doh, doh, doh, doh, DOH!’
- ‘I fell asleep on the couch and woke at 5.30 am… doh!’
- ‘I will then send you a postcard of a picture pertaining to New Zealand (obviously doh!) and attach my own postal address hoping that you will send me a postcard of where you're from.’
- ‘And while inadvertently walking through a babywear department, it suddenly hit me, doh!’
- ‘Since taking these shots I found out that we are not permitted to take photographs of the run without obtaining permission first - doh!’
- ‘I keep meaning to let you know, but then I kept forgetting, doh.’
- ‘He didn't look at the instructions and put the document in upside down… doh!’
- ‘I've only just realised that one of my articles is up in the University of Central Lancashire journalism homepage - doh!’
- ‘I had no wipes or changing stuff, the toilets were closed and the cafe was closed… doh:)…’
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