beat one's meat

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beat one's meat (third-person singular simple present beats one's meat, present participle beating one's meat, simple past beat one's meat, past participle beaten one's meat or beat one's meat)

  1. (slang, vulgar) To masturbate with a penis.
    • 1948, Psychiatric quarterly (New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene), volume 22, page 243:
      I beat my meat instead of having intercourse.
  2. (slang, vulgar, by extension) To waste time; to engage in an unproductive activity. (Can we add an example for this sense?)