the call of nature

noun phrase

Definition of the call of nature

humorous
: the need to use a toilet He had to leave suddenly to answer/obey the call of nature.

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“The call of nature.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20call%20of%20nature. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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