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see a man about a horse

Definitions

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  • v. A message signaling one needs to urinate (used mainly of men)
  • v. A message signaling one needs to go missing for a short while, for any reason, without giving a real explanation.

Etymologies

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The saying comes from the 1866 Dion Boucicault play, Flying Scud, in which a character knowingly breezes past a difficult situation saying, "Excuse me Mr. Quail, I can't stop; I've got to see a man about a dog."

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