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    Smile (emergency) plumbing (call)=?

    I've got an emergency plumbing call
    Hi! What does 'plumbing' mean here? Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: (emergency) plumbing (call)=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! What does 'plumbing' mean here? Thanks in advance!
    A broken water pipe, or something similar.

    plumbing - Cambridge
    1 the water pipes and similar systems in a building:
    There's something wrong with the plumbing.

    2 the work of connecting water and other pipes in a building:
    We did all the plumbing (work) in our house ourselves.

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    Smile Re: (emergency) plumbing (call)=?

    Hi Raymott,

    Thank you for your help. I had thought it was out of the face value.

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    Default Re: (emergency) plumbing (call)=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi Raymott,

    Thank you for your help. I had thought it was out of the face value.
    Well, without context, that's what it means.
    It could also mean that one has to visit the toilet in a hurry to pee.

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    Smile Re: (emergency) plumbing (call)=?

    Hello Raymott,

    Thank you, again. I think I would interpret it at face value, after thinking it over. The man probably, who said that, was a plumber. I didn't watch it from the start.

    Here's the scenario:

    A woman keep asking her husband a question, which he wouldn't like to answer the question. Suddenly someone called him by phone, and he said to his wife, " I've got an emergency plumbing call. Don't wait up." Then, he went out.

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