American Idioms and Expressions

Call Of Nature Idiom

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call of nature
What does call of nature mean?
the need to go to the toiletThe driver stopped his truck to answer the call of nature.
call of nature
What does call of nature mean?
the need to go to the toilet The driver stopped his truck to answer the call of nature.


Some Random Idioms
clear the table
What does "clear the table" mean?
to remove the dishes and eating utensils from a tableAfter we finished eating we quickly cleared the table.
take a spill
What does "take a spill" mean?
to have a fall, to tip overThe little boy took a spill when he was trying to learn how to ride his bicycle.
little by little
What does "little by little" mean?
graduallyHe broke his leg while skiing but little by little it is getting better.
Hobson's choice
What does "Hobson's choice" mean?
the choice between taking what is offered or getting nothing at all (Hobson owned a stable in the 17th century in England and always offered his customers the horse nearest the door)The customer's were given a Hobson's choice. They could buy a car of any colour but only if it was black
Give it some stick
What does "Give it some stick" mean?
(UK) If you give something some stick, you put a lot of effort into it.
Here today, gone tomorrow
What does "Here today, gone tomorrow" mean?
Money, happiness and other desirable things are often here today, gone tomorrow, which means that they don't last for very long.
blood, sweat and tears
What does "blood, sweat and tears" mean?
signs of great personal effortWe put much blood, sweat and tears into building the small cabin.
get out from under (someone or something)
What does "get out from under (someone or something)" mean?
to escape from a situation that one does not likeI would like to get out from under my boss who is always watching my work.
Blow your own horn
What does "Blow your own horn" mean?
If you blow your own horn, you boast about your achievements and abilities. ('Blow your own trumpet' is an alternative form.)
ask for the moon
What does "ask for the moon" mean?
to ask for too much The woman is asking for the moon. She will never get what she wants.

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