Trips to the bathroom

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Trips to the bathroom

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:09 pm

"Constantly going to the bathroom can be embarrassing especially if you’re around a lot of people. Despite cutting down on drinking too much water, which is one of the reasons why people may feel like using the bathroom all the time, you still find yourself making many trips to the bathroom."

- Hi guys! Why don't we say "going to the bathroom many times" instead of "making many trips to the bathroom"? Is it because "making many trips to the bathroom" sounds more idiomatic than "going to the bathroom many times"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:00 pm

"Going to the bathroom" is sometimes used (in North America) to mean the act of biological elimination, rather than the actual walk to the lavatory. People who are said to have a "shy bladder" have difficulty "going to the bathroom" in front of other people. "Making many trips..." may not be more idiomatic but is more euphemistic.
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Re: Trips to the bathroom

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:04 pm

trolley : Thanks a lot for your answer. It's really helpful.

StevenLoan
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