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"be caught/taken short" in British English

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be caught/taken short

UK informal to ​suddenly and ​unexpectedly need to go to the ​toilet, ​especially when it is not ​convenient for you to do so
(Definition of be caught/taken short from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be caught/taken short”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不便上厕所时)突然想上厕所, 内急…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不便上廁所時)突然想上廁所, 內急…
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