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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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