I'm watching the TV drama 'sex education'. In S01E01, a guy says to his friend 'Everybody is either thinking about shagging, about to shag, or actually shagging, and you can't even jack your beanstalk'. What does 'jack your beanstalk' mean?

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    Sounds like a jocular term for masturbation. 'Jack off' means 'masturbate', and Jack and the Beanstalk is a well-known children's story. Nov 11, 2019 at 22:33

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It is not a standard expression, but given the context is probably a joke euphemism for "masturbation". "Jack off" is a slang for masturbation. The expression plays on the title of the children's story "Jack and the Beanstalk"

It's a funny way of saying masturbate, without sounding too dirty or serious.

  • Thanks for explaining much better than I did, in my earlier comment. Nov 11, 2019 at 22:46
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    It's euphemism, by the way. Nov 11, 2019 at 22:47
  • Wow. Thank you so much! Interesting expression!
    Nov 12, 2019 at 2:02

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