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check out the plumbing

euphemism To urinate or defecate; to go the bathroom. I'll be right back—I just have to check out the plumbing.
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the greatest thing since indoor plumbing

A humorous and hyperbolic statement indicating one's belief that something is excellent, especially something new and innovative. These waterproof jeans are the greatest thing since indoor plumbing. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!

check out the plumbing

Euph. to go to the bathroom. (The order is fixed.) I think I'd better check out the plumbing before we get on the highway.
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greatest thing since indoor plumbing

 and the greatest thing since sliced bread
Rur. the most wonderful invention or useful item in a long time. As far as I'm concerned, this new food processor is the greatest thing since indoor plumbing. Joe thinks Sally is the greatest thing since sliced bread. You can tell just by the way he looks at her.

visit the plumbing

Euph. to go to the bathroom. I think I'd better visit the plumbing before we go. I want you kids to visit the plumbing before we get in the car.
See also: plumbing, visit

check out the plumbing

and visit the plumbing
tv. to go to the bathroom. I think I’d better check out the plumbing before we go. Excuse me. I need to visit the plumbing.
See also: check, out, plumbing

visit the plumbing

verb
See also: plumbing, visit
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