answer nature's call

answer nature's call

euphemism To urinate or defecate; to go to the bathroom. Jim is off answering nature's call—he should be back any minute. Does anyone else need to answer nature's call before we get back in the car?
See also: answer, call
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"I hope this sets the standard for all other public bathrooms in the area to ensure consistent branding and that if residents need to answer nature's call locating the colourful destination is not only easy, but fun."
Sources close to the deceased said that Mrs Omoloye ''after taking her bath entered her room to dress up, but was pressed and entered her toilet which according to the source, is water system to answer nature's call.
People travel from one place to another in an insecure manner to answer nature's call. How absurd is this that we as a country do not consider this problem worthy of being addressed.
IANS Ranchi A 15-year-old girl, who had gone to answer nature's call, was gang-raped in Jharkhand's Chatra district and later burnt to death, police said on Friday.
He contended in the resolution that Pakistan is on number 5th in the world where people answer nature's call in open places.
In her complaint petition, the woman, identified as Rangeela Devi, said she came to her in-laws' home five years back after marriage, but was compelled to answer nature's call in the open which was humiliating.
Some said they have been forced to answer nature's call out in the open.
Worse, CC would answer nature's call anytime, anywhere.
"The girl's father has accused (a man called) Mukesh and three others of killing his daughter by setting her on fire when she had gone out to answer nature's call," said local police superintendent Akhilesh Chaurasiya.
The parents allowed the toddler to answer nature's call as they put newspaper on his chair and have him go right there and then - much to the horror of other passengers.
After six hours, the driver decided we could momentarily be released, at our own risk to answer nature's call. It may have been too late for the gent with the enlarged prostate.
A quick scan by XPRESS to different communities in the area revealed security guards and workers being forced to use toilets in shopping centres, swimming pools, tennis courts or sometimes heading to the bushes to answer nature's call.
Why stumble up a mountain, only to sleep on the ground and dig a hole to answer nature's call?
Given that we're out of the running for otherworldly aid, take a moment and give some thought to dumb luck--think back about all of the grouse or pheasants or quail you've run into because, on a whim, you turned right instead of left; die small honey-hole covers you've found when you stopped a truck and wandered into the woods to answer nature's call; the freebie gun dogs that weren't supposed to amount to anything but did; the storms that whipped in unannounced out of an uncluttered sky to push woodcock into your favorite coverts or high-flying geese into your decoys.
At about 2:00 a.m., old Bruno's aging bladder signaled him to awaken Bill and answer nature's call. Bill got up and let him out, expecting, as usual, to wait 5 minutes, then let him back in.