on the throne

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on the throne

1. Reigning as the monarch or ruler of a country. With the new king on the throne, the country has seen an unprecedented level of prosperity and peace.
2. slang Seated on and using the toilet. John always reads the newspaper when he's on the throne.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on the throne

 
1. Lit. [of royalty] currently reigning. King Samuel was on the throne for two decades.
2. Fig. Sl. seated on the toilet. I can't come to the phone. I'm on the throne.
See also: on, throne
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the throne

mod. seated on the toilet. I can’t come to the phone. I’m on the throne.
See also: on, throne
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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