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answer the call

To die. A: "Did you hear that Joe answered the call?" B: "I know, it's so sad."
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answer the call

 
1. Euph. to die. Our dear brother answered the call and has gone to his eternal rest.
2. answer the call (of nature) Euph. to find and use the toilet. We stopped the car long enough for Jed to answer the call of nature. You had better answer the call of nature when you feel it coming.
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References in classic literature ?
The servants, answering the call for help, carry her into the house.
I told him to go to sleep alone, and here he is, downstairs, getting his death a-cold pattering over that canvas," said Meg, answering the call.
Summary: 'Our minds will be engaged in answering the call even if our hands on the steering wheel'
USA One Credit Union, Matteson, Ill., joined with credit unions nationwide in "Answering The Call" by helping to raise awareness and showing its support of National Runaway Prevention Month.
4-7, is "Answering the Call." Answering the Call is about understanding how to maximize the value of every contact with each customer or prospect.
Answering the Call: African-American Women in Higher Education Leadership
The Award winning author of The Moonquest, Mark David Gerson, now imparts his wisdom to help aspiring writers become more than that in "The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write".
This results in numbers being called, which, when answered, leaves the person answering the call with a 'silent' line.
is going to be deploying its 263-hp, 3.5-liter V6 in a number of other applications--such as fitting it under the hood of the Lincoln MKZ--the car formerly known as the "Zephyr." Barb Samardzich, Ford vp of Powertrain Operations calls it "a key component in Ford's global powertrain strategy," and goes on to say, "This powertrain is an innovative solution to answering the call for better Fuel efficiency, more refinement, more power, and clean emissions, without any sacrifices." In other words, this engine could become what the Mazda6 platform has become to body architecture.
Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty.
"For whatever reason, God is answering the call for international and cross-cultural work," said Jill Cruse, VIM co-ordinator.
But through them all, one thing stands out and ties them all together, the pride each person had for answering the call of duty and for having survived such harsh conditions.
In our mind's eye, we see the rows of headstones, standing proudly and firmly, almost as if these fallen warriors from conflicts past and present were standing in a never-ending formation, forever answering the call to service.
The article "Answering the Call" (January 2003) was very interesting.
The customer then has the option of answering the call, ignoring the call, or sending phone solicitors a sales reject message.