turtle heading

turtle head

1. To pop one's head up behind or out from within something, in a manner resembling a turtle's head emerging from its shell. Everyone started turtle heading in their cubicles to see where the music was coming from. People around the campsite began to turtle head from their tents to see what was happening.
2. vulgar slang To need to defecate so badly that one's feces begin to come out through the anus involuntarily. I need to find a bathroom now—I'm starting to turtle head! I was turtle heading by the time we finally got to a rest stop.
See also: head, turtle

turtle heading

n. popping up and down in an office cubicle, looking at what’s going on in the rest of the office. (see also prairie dog.) Everybody was turtle heading, trying to see what was happening in Willy’s cubicle.
See also: heading, turtle
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Some of these pictures will make you smile with little penguins areering over the ice - or they make you wonder at the fragility of nature with a tiny hatchling turtle heading out to sea or a baby mountain gorilla clutching its mum.
'Basically if anybody is wandering by the seaside or is messing about in a boat and happens to see a seven tonne fish or a 10ft turtle heading their way, we want to know about it,' said a MCS spokesman.
A GIANT turtle heading for Africa was fighting for its life yesterday in Scotland.
Another time there was a massive snapping turtle heading for a pond, and once a deer watched as I drove by.