beat one's meat

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to beat one's meat (phrasal verb)

  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, of a male) To masturbate.
    • 1948, Psychiatric quarterly (New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene), volume 22, page 243: 
      I beat my meat instead of having intercourse.
  2. (idiomatic, vulgar, by extension) To waste time; to engage in an unproductive activity.

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