answer the call

answer the call

 
1. Euph. to die. Our dear brother answered the call and has gone to his eternal rest.
2. answer the call (of nature) Euph. to find and use the toilet. We stopped the car long enough for Jed to answer the call of nature. You had better answer the call of nature when you feel it coming.
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We have heard the trumpets, we have changed the guard, and now each in our own way, and with God's help, we must answer the call.
She wanted to be loved, to have something answer the call that was growing louder and louder within her.
22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, celebrities, business leaders, media personalities, families of fallen first responders, top FDNY, NYPD, PAPD officials, and sports stars will come together to mark three decades of Answer The Call - The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.
There seems to be a ridiculous assumption that when somebody calls someone else, they are duty bound to answer the call.
I wonder if Platini would answer the call if France called him up for a friendly international in the back of beyond?
Legendary Ghanaian footballer Abedi Pele has backed countryman Asamoah Gyan to answer the call of national duty whenever he is wanted.
Wherever America's interests are threatened, America's Air Force has, and continues to, answer the call.
Whatever the amount of time or the method you choose, it's important to answer the call of your body, mind, and soul.
From the Continental Army's first battle--at Boston on June 17, 1775--to little-known early explorations such as the Red River Expedition of 1806 to today's operations in the war on terrorism, the Army has continued to answer the call to duty, promoting and protecting freedom throughout the world.
I wish there was a way of explaining it, Most (volunteers) are in a place in their lives where they're able to answer the call.
He also gives his students a lesson in living, exhorting them to answer the call to life, to freedom.
IF YOU ANSWER THE CALL, YOUR PHONE WILL BE INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS.
Our challenge is how we respond to these problems; how we, working together, answer the call to protect the people's trust, reinforce freedom, and preserve justice.
The question is, will there be somebody there to answer the call bell--or will there be nobody there?
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