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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?

Note: 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