House of Lords

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House of Lords

  1. The upper chamber of the UK's Houses of Parliament.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Clifton, “Network News: Hendy drops GBR name but reform plans proceed”, in RAIL, number 971, page 12:
      He has just become Lord Hendy, and will take his place in the House of Lords on December 12. He will be a Crossbencher, which means he will not represent a political party.




House of Lords (plural Houses of Lords)

  1. (UK, humorous euphemistic slang, dated) A lavatory: a room used for urination and defecation.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:toilet, Thesaurus:bathroom
    • 1967 December 21, The Listener, page 802:
      In between you have the Business Man Jocular: ‘I say, where's the geography, old son?’ or ‘When you need the House of Lords, it's through there.’
  2. (Scotland, humorous euphemistic slang, uncommon) A urinal.

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