answer the call of nature

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.
See also: answer, call, nature, of
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If they wanted to answer the call of nature, ladies had to get in their cars and go home.
He claimed he woke up around midnight to answer the call of nature.
30pm on the first two days without deserting his post to answer the call of nature.
However, despite the toilet blocker being a woman, Mayweather used his superior strength, pushed her arm, called her b***h and wh**e and went inside anyway to answer the call of nature, according to the New York Daily News.
On our first night, Fui needed to answer the call of nature and set off into the pitch-black woods to do the deed.
Women and girls are particularly affected by poor urban sanitation: after dark, they are unable to answer the call of nature outside their homes for safety reasons.
Earlier, two cousins, aged 14 and 15, who were from a low-caste Dalit community, went missing from their village home in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun District when they went out into the fields to answer the call of nature on May 27.
Amnesty International said that lack of toilets across India forced women to answer the call of nature outside, making them more vulnerable to rape and violence.
Peebol is being touted as a sanitary option for crane operators who need to answer the call of nature.
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He nipped away from his post to answer the call of nature but was left flushed with embarrassment when the lock jammed on the brick outhouse and he was stuck inside.
About 25 lakh women in the city have to go out in the open to answer the call of nature.
Public toilets are not an optional extra, they are a necessity - particularly for older people who need to answer the call of nature more frequently.
I retired gingerly to a corner of the Norman church and prepared to answer the call of nature.
Unless we settle this issue, we will probably remain standing at the bathroom door at home, at the office, or at the cinema until we are forced to answer the call of nature in a way that my cause us a lot of embarrassment in front of the others who also don't know whether to enter the bathroom with the right or the left foot first.