What does "boys will be boys" mean?

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boys will be boys


boys will be mischievous, get in trouble, and fight


conversational, informal, slang

Sample Dialogue:

A: My two sons are always fighting. I don't know what to do to get them to stop.
B: Sometimes there isn't much a mother can do. Boys will be boys, you know

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