answer nature's call

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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?
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They slept in hammocks 14 inches apart, climbed hundreds of feet up the tall ship's rigging to unfurl the topsail, broke teeth on rock hard biscuits and answered nature's call perched on wooden "seats of ease" - framed holes hanging over the side of the ship.
I entered it, locked the door and answered nature's call only for the door to burst open thanks to a faulty lock.