be taken short


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be taken short

slang To have an urgent need to use the toilet. Primarily heard in UK. I always go to the loo before a long drive to avoid being taken short.
See also: short, taken
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be caught/taken ˈshort

(British English, informal) suddenly need to go to the toilet in a place where it is difficult to find one
See also: caught, short, taken
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