One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘You could see a guy standing at the urinal taking a leak.’
- ‘Of course, what really happened was slightly less horrible; someone took a leak outside the cells, and the gentle Caribbean breeze carried a jot of pee through a ventilation grill.’
- ‘I was about to say something pious about wayside shrines and the spiritual consolation of passers-by, when he said, ‘It's to stop people from taking a leak there.’’
- ‘I'm pretty sure that taking a leak in the street is an arrestable offence if you're not a dog or a toddler.’
- ‘Tom drives a lot for work, and one day on the open road, finding himself in need of a pee, did what all men do, parked up on a convenient verge and took a leak into the hedgerow.’
- ‘A guy is standing taking a leak over the water onto the dead body.’
- ‘Or maybe it was as simple as the grateful look he gave me as he took a leak on the sidewalk.’
- ‘They grin at me in the morning when I'm taking a leak, but they say very little.’
- ‘He immediately jumped right in the new box and took a leak.’
- ‘Even ‘comfort breaks’ - service industry-speak for taking a leak - have to be logged into the system, using a special code.’
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