See a man about a dog

See a man about a dog
leave a room for the purpose of urination

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • See a man about a dog — To see a man, to see a man about a dog, or to see a man about a horse is an English language colloquialism, usually used as a smiling apology for one s departure or absence generally as a bland euphemism to conceal one s true purpose.… …   Wikipedia

  • see a man about a dog — tv. to leave a place for a mysterious reason, usually to go to the toilet. □ I gotta see a man about a dog. □ Fred went to see a man about a dog. I hope he remembers to put the seat down …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • see a man about a dog —    to go to any place that is the subject of taboo or embarrassment    Dog fancying is a sport which might call you away unexpectedly. The dog s location depends on the company you keep a lavatory, in mixed society; an inn, in the presence of… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • see a man about a dog — go to the bathroom or washroom    Excuse me. I have to see a man about a dog …   English idioms

  • see a man about a dog — verb Used as an excuse for leaving without giving the real reason (especially if the reason is to go to the toilet, or to have a drink) See Also: see a man about a horse, see a man …   Wiktionary

  • go to see a man about a dog — humorous if you tell someone you are going to see a man about a dog, it is a way of saying that you do not want to tell them where you are really going, especially when you are going to the toilet. I won t be long. I m just going to see a man… …   New idioms dictionary

  • see a man about a horse — verb a) A message signaling one needs to urinate (used mainly of men) Wait for me here. Ill only be a couple of minutes. Ive just got to see a man about a horse. b) A message signaling one needs to go missing for a short while, for any reason,… …   Wiktionary

  • see a man about a dog — Australian Slang leave a room for the purpose of urination …   English dialects glossary

  • see a man about a dog — Vrb phrs. An euphemism to avoid telling of your true destination, often in reply to an awkward question. Is commonly used as a euphemism for going to the toilet …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • see a man about a dog, go to —  Go to the lavatory …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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