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on the throne

1. Lit. [of royalty] currently reigning. King Samuel was on the throne for two decades.
2. Fig. Sl. seated on the toilet. I can't come to the phone. I'm on the throne.
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power behind the throne

Fig. the person who actually controls the person who is apparently in charge. Mr. Smith appears to run the shop, but his brother is the power behind the throne. They say that the vice president is the power behind the throne.
See also: behind, power, throne

the power behind the throne

someone without an official job who secretly controls an organization or government The chairman's daughter was the power behind the throne for several years before he died.
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the power behind the throne

someone who does not have an official position in a government or organization but who secretly controls it In his later years, the chairman's daughter was the power behind the throne.
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power behind the throne

A person with great influence who stays behind the scenes and has no apparent authority. For example, Harry may be the CEO, but it's obvious that his wife is the power behind the throne. [Mid-1800s]
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hug the porcelain god(dess)

and hug the throne
tv. to vomit; to vomit while holding on to the toilet seat. By “hug the porcelain god” I assume you are referring to vomiting into the toilet bowl? The girls drank a lot of beer and two of them spent the night hugging the porcelain god.
See also: goddess, hug, porcelain

hug the throne

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on the throne

mod. seated on the toilet. I can’t come to the phone. I’m on the throne.
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the throne

n. a toilet; a toilet seat. And there was the cat—right on the throne, just staring at me.
See also: throne

throne room

n. a restroom; a bathroom. (see also throne.) Hank is in the throne room, reading, I think.
See also: room, throne
References in classic literature ?
Behind the throne was a narrow doorway and in this Than Kosis now stood facing me, with drawn long-sword.
In short, they all left off eating, and leaned back on their thrones, with such a stupid and helpless aspect as made them ridiculous to behold.
Jove then sat down upon his golden throne and Olympus reeled beneath him.
Nor is this strange in a race whose religion includes ancestor worship, and where families trace their origin back into remote ages and a jeddak sits upon the same throne that his direct progenitors have occupied for, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of years, and rules the descendants of the same people that his forebears ruled.
He is heir to thy throne by blood, O King, and thou sittest in his place.
yet not for those Nor what the Potent Victor in his rage Can else inflict do I repent or change, Though chang'd in outward lustre; that fixt mind And high disdain, from sence of injur'd merit, That with the mightiest rais'd me to contend, And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of Spirits arm'd That durst dislike his reign, and me preferring, His utmost power with adverse power oppos'd In dubious Battel on the Plains of Heav'n, And shook his throne.
While he was yet speaking, the marshals brought forward the Disinherited Knight to the foot of a wooden flight of steps, which formed the ascent from the lists to Prince John's throne.
They all bowed themselves low before the throne and then the Caliph bade them rise, and ask the blind man his name.
Several days were spent in these interesting conversations, but at length Zayda's mother began to think of the best means for placing the Prince on the throne, which was his by right.
If the emperor remained on the throne, Gerard required a different alliance to aid his career; if Louis XVIII.
Evening came, and with it troops of Elves to counsel their good Queen, who, seated on her mossy throne, looked anxiously upon the throng below, whose glittering wings and rustling robes gleamed like many-colored flowers.
Please make yourselves comfortable while I go to the door of the Throne Room and tell Oz you are here.
On four sides of the throne and several feet below it stood three solid ranks of heavily armed soldiery, elbow to elbow.
Fierce green warriors from the ocher sea bottoms of outer Mars had ridden their wild thoats across the sacred gardens of the Temple of Issus, and Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, fiercest of them all, had sat upon the throne of Issus and ruled the First Born while the allies were deciding the conquered nation's fate.
who at this moment reigns upon the throne of France.