taken/caught short

idiom

Definition of taken/caught short

British, informal
: suddenly needing to use a toilet when there is no toilet available

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“Taken/caught short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taken%2Fcaught%20short. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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