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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Nortel gives you the option of logging off and taking the call immediately, routing the call to voice mail, redirecting the call to another telephone number, or answering the call on your PC using VOIP.
When the red light appears, you have the option of answering the call or allowing it to go straight into voice mail.
Today, by answering the call to duty, the Bureau has grown to a total working team of over 28,000 special agents, crime lab technicians, and support personnel.