answer the call of nature

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answer the call of nature

informal To urinate or defecate. Jim is off answering the call of nature. Wait a minute, I have to go answer the call of nature.
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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.
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