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Of interest is that the act of going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate is often expressed as "going to the little boys'/girls' room",especially when in a public place.I suppose this betrays the speaker's embarrassment about bodily functions,as opposed to little children,who are not yet socialized.
There are different ways to brew your coffee.
Dump is a perfectly good word for this and it is not (very) vulgar. It's not refined either but can be used in relatively polite conversation (inasmuch as you can have a polite conversation when discussing the subject at hand): Definition source 4. informal an act of defecation. So, you could say After his morning dump... It is not the most ...
My English father would say he was "going to see a man about a dog". I don't think that would work with an American audience.
Perhaps: After finishing his breakfast, Martin released a load and brushed his teeth. or After finishing his breakfast, Martin did away with an intestinal dragon and brushed his teeth thereafter. or After finishing his breakfast, Martin ferociously had his way with the toilet and brushed his teeth afterward. or After finishing his ...
It is slightly vulgar but an expression that is similar to the German one you are familiar with, and common among friends is to say one 'dropped a load'. Every morning after dropping a load, John... I just dropped a serious load! Do not go in there! The term 'relieved' is the most common and politically correct way of referring to the activity of one ...
Unless one is accounting for his activities to his doctor in which case he'd say he had a bowel movement at 9:00 AM today, it would probably suffice to say any of the following: He made a pit stop He took a bathroom break He visited the men's room He went to the bathroom All of these are acceptable in mixed company, though they do tend ...
We Brits, for whatever reasons, don't seem to like to discuss the formalities of urination and defecation. In fact, we are so afraid to discuss these acts that we have given them numbers. Having a wee is "going for a number one" whilst having a poo is "going for a number two". You could quite easily get away with the perfectly non-vulgar: After having ...
As apsillers notes, "doing one's business" works in English. I think you could even use "business" directly in your fill-in-the-blank, especially if you put it in double-quotes to indicate its euphemistic nature: After his morning "business," Joe headed out for a coffee. A little more verbose, but another common option for politely referring to the act ...
The phrase "morning constitutional" is ambiguously used to mean either a morning walk, or a morning "dump". So "After his morning constitutional..." Another possibility: "After spending some time on the throne..."
I don't know of any nouns that fit your proposed phrase, but there are a few verbal phrases that might suit your purposes. American speakers (and possibly other English speakers) use the euphemism of relieving oneself. So, in your example, you might say: In the morning, after he relieved himself... Like the German phrase you mention, English also ...
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