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Kick on the shins, doggone my shins (american slang)

Posted by SR on October 14, 2004

In Reply to: Kick on the shins, doggone my shins (american slang) posted by ESC on October 14, 2004

: : the exression 'kick on the shins' is common in football and other sports but I guess 'doggone my shins' its more like american slang, probably from baseball or american football but that is a wild shot, any ideas of meaning and origin on the second one?

: I'm in the U.S. I've never heard "doggone my shins." But I'm not into sports.

As an athlete for many years and presently as a coach, I have never heard this expression. Can you give more detail, context, locale of the usage etc.?