Mrs. Murphy

go see Mrs. Murphy

euphemism, old-fashioned To go to the bathroom to use the toilet. Excuse me, I need to go see Mrs. Murphy for a moment. A: "Where's John?" B: "He just went to see Mrs. Murphy, should be back soon."
See also: go, Murphy, see

visit Mrs. Murphy

euphemism, old-fashioned To go to the bathroom to use the toilet. Excuse me, I need to visit Mrs. Murphy for a moment. A: "Where's John?" B: "He just had to visit Mrs. Murphy, should be back soon."
See also: Murphy, visit
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Mrs. Murphy

n. a bathroom. Whose turn is it at Mrs. Murphy’s?
See also: Murphy
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The May moon shone bright upon the private boarding-house of Mrs. Murphy. By reference to the almanac a large amount of territory will be discovered upon which its rays also fell.
The windows of Mrs. Murphy's boarding-house were open.
He returned with the news that Mrs. Murphy's little boy, Mike, was lost.
Mrs. Murphy shrieked to the moon: "Oh, ar-r-Mike, f'r Gawd's sake, where is me little bit av a boy?"
"Oh," wailed Mrs. Murphy, "'twas yisterday, or maybe four hours ago!
"Listen at the cryin' of poor Mrs. Murphy," she said.
Mrs. Murphy ploughed back and forth in their midst, like a soft mountain down which plunged an audible cataract of tears.
Old man Denny folded his paper and hurried up the steps just as Mrs. Murphy was about to lock the door for the night
Mrs. Murphy was born and raised in Maynard, daughter of the late Alphonso and Eva (Glebus) Grudinski.
Puss 'n Cahoots: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery and The Purrfect Murder, Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown (Bantam) Lesbians love their cats.
Forbes does a fine reading of this latest in Brown's suspenseful series featuring the fictional sleuthing talents of Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her beloved cat Mrs. Murphy, her corgi Tee Tucker and her fat.
A true lady, Mrs. Murphy was gentle, soft-spoken and charming.
Brown is known primarily for her best-sellers (Rubyfruit Jungle, Venus Envy, and the Mrs. Murphy mystery series), and here she reveals the inspiration for most of her better-known stories.
Placing a hand on the girl's shoulder, the woman replied, "I'm Mrs. Murphy and this is my granddaugher Ruth.
Mrs. Murphy was predeceased by her brothers, Henry A.