as much as in Real Life
people will name an absurd verb phrase, "waxing the bunnies" for example, and another will misconstrue it for an Unusual Euphemism
for copulation. It really only works in fiction if the viewer has a dirty mind, if it is heavily
inferred, or if a member of the fictional audience retorts, sexy grin covering their face, with "oh, is that what they're calling it nowadays?", or some variation thereof.
That Stock Phrase
is so widespread that it has become a euphemism of this variety in its own right, however it is not necessary to the trope (for that, see Is That What They're Calling It Now?
of Unusual Euphemism
- In How I Met Your Mother Ted once refers to the upstairs neighbours as "playing the bagpipes" and "bagpiping away".
- Later, Barney used "performing a ceremony".