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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?
See also: answer, call
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Caption: This old jungle boot gave its life for Will when he wandered into some concertina wire while answering nature's call late one night in a moonless desert.
But he becomes a true Pakistani when answering nature's call on a wall while harassing others who do the same.
Answering nature's call is one of life's few necessities.
Speaking to Grimmy from the couple's shared Surrey mansion, where they live with one-year-old son Bear, Liam revealed the star was busy answering nature's call.
The return leg was also a difficult evening for Robertson, especially when answering nature's call. He said: "The away dressing room at Elland Road didn't have a bathroom and we had to walk down a big corridor to find one, which wasn't ideal.
One reveller was even pictured answering nature's call on one street in Marsden.
"I had heard answering nature's call in the open caused diseases.
DUBAI: Answering nature's call in full public view on the busy Al Maktoum bridge has cost a Polish tourist dear.
Yes, nowadays people even use their mobiles while answering nature's call. Lovely.
Tottenham boss Poch, who missed Alli's petulant, underhand stunt because he was answering nature's call, admitted his midfield prodigy could be "a little bit naughty".
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They requested the police to stop the van on the pretext of answering nature's call," said the IG, who visited the incident site.
So dirtily are these kept, that inmates prefer answering nature's call in the open.
It may be enough for him to fake answering nature's call. Many arguments are handy to seek immunity from a stay in jail.