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    #1

    pay a call = pay a visit

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Jenny got to her feet.”I’m in a big hurry now. I’ve got to go somewhere and pay a call before it gets too late.”

    pay a call = pay a visit

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    #2

    Re: pay a call = pay a visit

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: pay a call = pay a visit

    "pay a call" (euph) = to go to the toilet.

    I shouldn't have pigged out last night. I'd better pay a call before we go out.

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