drain the lizard/dragon/snake

vb
to urinate. Colourful euphemisms popu-lar with (invariably male) college stu-dents, hearty drinkers, etc. These expressions entered the slang lexicon of teenagers and college students in the late 1960s and early 1970s, although they are probably older, adult coinages on the pattern of siphon the python. It is not clear where in the English-speaking world the pattern originated, but it is thought by many to be typically Australian.
► 'He can't come to the phone right now, he's in the can draining his lizard.' (Friday 13th Part VI, US film, 1986)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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