move one's bowels
move one's bowels (third-person singular simple present moves one's bowels, present participle moving one's bowels, simple past and past participle moved one's bowels)
- (euphemistic) To excrete feces from one's bowels: to defecate.
- 1980 October 5, Tony Kornheiser, “Ali Not Oblivious To the Obvious”, in Washington Post, retrieved 26 July 2015:
- Three days before the fight he was eating fruit. . . . "Keeps my system regular," he said. ". . . Keeps you from getting old, moving your bowels regular."
- 2013 November 27, Joyce Wadler, “Bad Thanksgiving”, in New York Times, retrieved 26 July 2015:
- In the middle of the night the woman moved her bowels. The sharp stink of it pervaded the room.
(euphemism) excrete feces