the can


US, informal
: the part of the body that one sits on : buttocks
If you ask me, what he needs is a good kick in the can.
: a room with a toilet : bathroom
He locked himself in the can and wouldn't come out.
: toilet
sitting on the can
: a prison or jail
The cops threw him in the can.

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“The can.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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