visit Mrs. Murphy

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visit Mrs. Murphy

euphemism, old-fashioned To go to the bathroom to use the toilet. Excuse me, I need to visit Mrs. Murphy for a moment. A: "Where's John?" B: "He just had to visit Mrs. Murphy, should be back soon."
See also: Murphy, visit

visiting Mrs. Murphy

euphemism, old-fashioned Going to the bathroom to use the toilet. Excuse me, I'm just visiting Mrs. Murphy for a moment. A: "Where's John?" B: "He's visiting Mrs. Murphy, should be back soon."
See also: Murphy, visit
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Mrs. Murphy

n. a bathroom. Whose turn is it at Mrs. Murphy’s?
See also: Murphy
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