answer\ the\ call\ of\ nature


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 bathroom in the woods, he excused himself and disappeared behind the bushes.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • answer the call of nature — humorous to urinate (= pass liquid from the body). I had to go into the woods to answer the call of nature …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • answer the call —    1. to die    Usually of those killed in war, called to arms and then, it might be hoped, to life eternal.    2. to urinate    In this case, answering a call of nature:     ... was answering an urgent call behind bushes when they stopped close… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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

  • obey the call of nature — See: ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • obey the call of nature — See: ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE …   Dictionary of American idioms


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