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code brown

slang Accidental defecation somewhere other than a toilet. Can you call the janitor? There's been a code brown in this hospital room.
See also: brown, code
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

code brown

n. a fecal accident. (Jocular word play based on a hospital’s PA announcements of various color codes.) Code brown on third floor east.
See also: brown, code
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He also emphasized that he had worked his way up to his current position as the head of one of the world's largest hotel chains from, "about as low as you can go." Specifically, he started as a junior-level engineer at a Holiday Inn, where he talked about using his plumbing skills to deal with "code browns."