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nature calls

This page is about the euphemism nature calls

Meaning: needing to urinate or defecate

For example:

  • Can we stop the meeting for moment? Nature calls, I'm afraid.

  • What do marathon runners do when nature calls? Just hold it in?

To "urinate" means to release liquid waste from your body, and to "defecate" means to release solid waste from your body. Both are normally done in a toilet.

Quick Quiz:

When nature calls, we feel the need to

a. visit a forest

b. go to the toilet

c. answer the phone

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Contributor: Matt Errey