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answer the call of nature

informal To urinate or defecate. Jim is off answering the call of nature. Wait a minute, I have to go answer the call of nature.
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In her statement before the judicial magistrate she revealed that on April 12 after school hours while proceeding to her home with her friend, she entered in a public lavatory near mainchowk Handwara ( town) for answering the call of nature," a police spokesperson said.
He shot 67 yesterday and is in contention for the silver medal for the highest-ranked amateur RICHIE RAMSAY had a lucky escape when answering the call of nature .
It was the first and, sadly, the only time I have heard Beethoven's great work played in a public lavatory, although since then I have been entertained by the music of Miles Davis and our very own Tom Jones while answering the call of nature at motorway service stations.
The ministry admits that the paper used to wipe bottoms after answering the call of nature is normally not considered a relief material, unlike more basic items such as food, water and clothing.
The potty with a built in iPad holder apparently makes children more comfortable by allowing them to watch videos or play games while answering the call of nature.
New York, Jan 11 ( ANI ): Now children can watch videos or play games while answering the call of nature with the help of an ultimate toilet training accessory-iPotty.
The process of answering the call of nature, however, is something which can easily be affected by subtle emotions, whether you live in the West, East or in the middle of Africa.
While reading through the astonishing story about the holy man who went without food, water and answering the call of nature for 70 years, I began to think that AS had come up with a great idea.
Still on the subject of squatting, spare a thought for cats answering the call of nature.
A third of the 300 workers have signed a petition against their employer docking their wages for answering the call of nature.
I remember answering the call of nature did not seem enhanced by this temporary elevation to the higher orders.
A poll of 500 adults by coach operator National Express revealed that answering the call of nature could be the most productive part of a person's working day.
HOLLYWOOD HUNK Ewan McGregor has told how he survived a hilarious close encounter with an elephant answering the call of nature on the set of his new movie.
A recent survey by transport authority Merseytravel revealed answering the call of nature was high on commuters' wish lists.
Women, regardless of any other consideration, simply wouldn't countenance answering the call of nature while, literally, rubbing shoulders with their next-door neighbour.