Beat it

What does "Beat it" mean?

Today it means: Go away.

The term beat it refers beating out of port on a favourable wind while you can. It could also so make reference to beating to quarters when a drum was used to call sailors to battle stations, hence, go away from whatever they were doing.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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