the call of nature

the call of nature
Meaning
Euphemism for needing to go to the lavatory.
Origin

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • the call of nature — humorous : the need to use a toilet He had to leave suddenly to answer/obey the call of nature. • • • Main Entry: ↑call of nature …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) call of nature — the call of nature humorous phrase a need to use the toilet Thesaurus: going to the toilethyponym Main entry: call * * * the call of ˈnature idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the call of nature — euphemistic a need to urinate or defecate. → call …   English new terms dictionary

  • the call of nature — humorous a need to use the toilet …   English dictionary

  • answer\ the\ call\ of\ nature — • answer the call of nature • obey the call of nature v. phr. slang To go to the bathroom to relieve oneself by urinating or defecating. Ted was hiking in the mountains when suddenly he had to answer the call of nature but since there was no… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • obey\ the\ call\ of\ nature — • answer the call of nature • obey the call of nature v. phr. slang To go to the bathroom to relieve oneself by urinating or defecating. Ted was hiking in the mountains when suddenly he had to answer the call of nature but since there was no… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • answer the call of nature — or[obey the call of nature] {v. phr.}, {slang} To go to the bathroom to relieve oneself by urinating or defecating. * /Ted was hiking in the mountains when suddenly he had to answer the call of nature but since there was no bathroom in the woods …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • answer the call of nature — or[obey the call of nature] {v. phr.}, {slang} To go to the bathroom to relieve oneself by urinating or defecating. * /Ted was hiking in the mountains when suddenly he had to answer the call of nature but since there was no bathroom in the woods …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • answer the call of nature —    When a person answers the call of nature, they go to the toilet.     I had to get up in the middle of the night to answer the call of nature …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • answer the call of nature — verb To satisfy the bodily urge to urinate or defecate. Che [Guevera] jumped from his seat and rushed from the room, pursued by the entire press corps. Down the hall he went, and into the mens room where, surrounded by reporters, he proceeded to… …   Wiktionary

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