relieve (oneself)

(redirected from relieve ourselves)

relieve (oneself)

euphemism To urinate or (less commonly) defecate. Tom decided to get rid of the dog after it relieved itself on his $500 rug. We'll be pulling into a rest stop soon, if anyone needs to relieve themselves.
See also: relieve

relieve oneself

Euph. to urinate or defecate. He stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. She needed badly to relieve herself, but there was no bathroom in sight.
See also: relieve

relieve oneself

Urinate or defecate, as in The puppy relieved itself in the middle of the floor. The use of relieve for these bodily functions dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: relieve

relieve (oneself)

To urinate or defecate.
References in classic literature ?
When they were gone, nothing remained but to relieve ourselves of Mrs.
Imagine, comfort room - uttered by every Filipino if we want to relieve ourselves have other bastos meaning to the one who taught us the language!
'We relieve ourselves in the bushes, including the Chinese when they are not near their camp.
Do we relieve ourselves in the water after 5 p.m.?' he asked.
It was really tough when our bus broke down in the middle of nowhere; we didn't bathe for three days sometimes and had to relieve ourselves in the bush.
Our hope is that in the future we'll find some kind soul willing to build a simplified data tracking module for us so that we can relieve ourselves of all the binders and Excel spreadsheets we're currently using."
He added: "Then when we had a chance to relieve ourselves, we just came up with some poor execution and poor decisions.
Until these ethnically-identified entities are willing to put aside their ethnic egos, with their ethno-centric, separatist demands for land of their own, we are not in any position to relieve ourselves of the unifying element of the Executive Presidency.
I hope we will be able to relieve ourselves of this pressure as soon as possible.
"We now won't have to wait until dark to relieve ourselves. We can use the toilet as and when we want to," she told AFP, standing proudly next to the blue and pink painted facility outside her thatched-roof hut.
In the gents at least, the wash basin resembles a cattle trough and - more importantly - could easily be confused with the place us lads need to go to relieve ourselves. I nearly did, as did two others in the party, and a good friend almost did the same two weeks earlier.
And there's massive interest in trying to relieve ourselves of what's supposed to be interesting with the boring.
Imagine if we can relieve ourselves from this military buildup and spend on the people on either side of the border.
Indeed, one of the major reasons we should focus on growing healthy plants is to relieve ourselves of the need to use pesticides.
We also took turns going to a nearby gully to relieve ourselves.