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