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)
- (slang, 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.
- (slang, vulgar, by extension) To waste time; to engage in an unproductive activity. (Can we add an example for this sense?)