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    take the piss expression Suits

    Hi. I've been watching the first episode of "Suits". There's a guy selling pot for a living and he's kind of in the middle of another deal. He gets a call from his friend who agree to deliver the briefcase for 25 000 dollars. When off the phone, he says to his associates: "Yeah. He's in. (after a while) I'm going to go take the piss." Then he goes away with the briefcase.
    I've looked it up and I found out it can mean a couple of things, but I don't really think anyone matches this particular case. Or probably I just don't get what he meant. Can anyone explain me what's been on his mind?

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    Re: take the piss expression Suits

    Are you sure he didn't say "I'm going to go take a piss"? That would mean he is going to urinate. If it was definitely "take the piss", we would need to know what happens next to see what he does which could be construed as taking the piss.

    Note that "piss" is relatively rude/offensive for many people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: take the piss expression Suits

    I see that Suits is an American program. In AmE, only take a piss​ is possible here. It means to urinate.
    I am not a teacher.

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