commit a nuisance


commit a nuisance
   to urinate in public
   Usually of a male, where commit meant perform and nuisance is legal jargon for an offensive act:
    These are the same naughty young men who 'Commit a Nuisance'... Or it could be some old rustic twelve-pinter who is past caring. (Blythe, 1969 — a 'twelve-pinter' is someone who has drunk at a sitting twelve pints of beer)
   You may still see some of the old signs enjoining us to 'Commit no nuisance' — don't urinate here.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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