call of nature
- The definition of call of nature is an idiom that means you need to urinate or defecate.
An example of hearing the call of nature is a feeling that you need to urinate.
A little boy answers a call of nature.
call of nature definition by Webster's New World
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a need to defecate or urinate
call of nature - Phrases/Idioms
Need to urinate or defecate, as in He left to answer the call of nature. This euphemism may be dying out. [Mid-1800s]