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"a little beat"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by rusalka_bg, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. rusalka_bg

    rusalka_bg Senior Member

    With one or the other of us yawning theatrically before bed "a little beat", we had slid from having sex almost nightly to the American average of once a week.

    What does a little beat mean here (it is quoted in original)? Is it as in a little beat-up, or a little bit (misspelled) or something else?

  2. liliput

    liliput Senior Member

    U.K. English
    This is AE for a bit tired or worn out.
  3. rusalka_bg

    rusalka_bg Senior Member

    Thanks for your help!
  4. cfu507

    cfu507 Senior Member

    I don't know. Maybe it is related to the fact that "beat" is also tired, exhausted (Slang).

    If I understood it correctly, there is something wrong in the sentence you wrote. I think that having sex once a week is not an American average, but a married couples average.
  5. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English

    Figures don't lie, but liars figure. - Samuel Clemens (alias Mark Twain)

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