Euphemisms (Phrases Quiz)

Very often they are instead of rude things, by their very nature. I've picked the ones that aren't so much, so no-one needs to worry about the children.
Additional suggestions and improvements from MayaB.
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Last updated: April 5, 2020
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Big boned or well upholstered
To go to a better place
Die / Heaven
But let's hope he doesn't go to the Other Place
When you hear the call of nature you'll probably head to which room?
Actually the room above is in itself a euphemism. You really mean a ...
Colourful language (pardon my French)
Swearing / Profanity
To be economical with the truth, or to use terminological inexactitude. To:
If something you acquired 'fell off the back of a lorry', it's:
In the family way
Jolly or merry, or "tired and emotional"
"We've had to let Fred go" means Fred has been given the .... (he's lost his job)
Sack / Boot
Vintage, pre-loved, pre-owned things on Ebay are in plain language:
Used / Second hand
If a Secret Agent were to terminate someone with extreme prejudice, they would -
Assassination / Murder / Kill them
The Scottish Play
A five-fingered discount
Stealing / Theft
Level 72
Apr 5, 2020
I like the quiz. I didn't know the euphemism for pregnant and got it when I was trying for another clue. A couple of suggestions: Profanity as an alternative for swearing? Also, Fred was given not only the sack, but also the boot:
Level 63
Apr 5, 2020
Thankyou. And those are excellent suggestions. I was trying to think of a better way of putting 'sack'! I'm British so maybe the pregnancy one is more a UK one (or maybe it's just old fashioned). And likewise, profanity sounds more like a US English thing? Anyway - all good, thank you.