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go to the lavatory

euphemism To urinate or defecate. I just need to go to the lavatory first, and then we can leave.
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go to the lavatory

Euph. to go into a restroom and use a toilet. Bob requested to leave the room to go to the lavatory. Please stop the car. I have to go to the lavatory.
See also: go
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There was nothing romantic in sleeping in a small attic above the one bedroom and having to burn the bugs off the ceiling with a candle before you got into bed and there was nothing romantic about going to the lavatory down the yard in the dark, wet and wind and with a candle guttering in a jam jar, hoping the light would not go out."
Dear Dr Miriam I'm always nagging my grandchildren to wash their hands after going to the lavatory, but they don't take any notice.
But, can anyone think of any job which is prone to more soul-destroying stigma than being assigned a cubicle, wits hout any borders, in front of a computer screen, where every operation is monitored, where every key depression on the keyboard is time-stamped, where staff are compelled to treat customers as a number to be serviced within a maximum time frame, and where even going to the lavatory for an essential break is treated as an affront to human dignity?
He says it's natural, but as I have pointed out to him many times, so is going to the lavatory, but no one would dream of doing it in the bed.
And, under Rafa Benitez, they have learned to accept functional football - a phrase which suggests that football is something we simply have to get "done", like going to the lavatory.
Now going to the lavatory is a boring and mundane experience.
Here was a place where children were so intent on ending their lives, they needed to be watched 24 hours a day - while sleeping, eating, and going to the lavatory.
Although some of the results were somewhat risible--apparently 10 per cent of Jews whistle while going to the lavatory as compared to 28 per cent of non-Jews--the findings confirm to a considerable extent what we now know from such sources as the published diaries of Harold Nicolson, that casual, 'unbooted' but sometimes virulent anti-semitism was endemic throughout British society at the time with frequent references to caricatured stereotypes such as 'oily' Jews and Jews 'on the make'.
So would George W Bush going to the lavatory? The fact that lots of people want to watch it, it doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be out there.'
THE sacking of train driver Sarah Friday for going to the lavatory without permission has triggered a strike threat by drivers.
The students should be reminded that going to the lavatory will mean losing time in art class, so such responsibilities should be taken care of before or after class.
I couldn't believe what I was watching when Chris cheerily introduced a clip of some repulsive weirdo sitting and "going to the lavatory" in a washing machine full of his hated neighbour's washing.
Mr Merrett, a helicopter construction supervisor at the Defence Aviation Repair Agency in Gosport, Hants, told his wife Karen he was going to the lavatory before vanishing with his black BMW 325i.
I snatch a little comfort at the thought that the pilot wants to arrive safely, too, but even this is disturbed by recollections of the crash caused by a little boy who fiddled with the controls of an airliner while his dad, the pilot, was going to the lavatory.
Always wash your hands after going to the lavatory, before handling food and before eating.