white telephone

n
the toilet bowl or pedestal. The term occurs in phrases such as 'making a call on the big white telephone', evoking the image of someone being noisily, and usu-ally drunkenly, sick. The phrases proba-bly originated in US campus slang of the early 1970s, which also gave synonyms such as pray to the porcelain god. One phrase combining both notions is 'call God on the big white phone'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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