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circle jerk

1. vulgar slang A gathering in which males masturbate ("jerk off") together, perhaps while standing in a circle.
2. vulgar slang By extension, something that is ultimately pointless but pleases and gratifies the participants. The so-called "group discussion" was just a circle jerk of people who love to hear themselves talk.
See also: circle, jerk
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circle-jerk

1. n. a gathering of males performing mutual masturbation. (Partly jocular. Usually objectionable.) There were twelve boys involved in a circle-jerk, and the principal caught them.
2. n. a boring or time-wasting meeting. (From sense 1) That board meeting was the typical circle-jerk that it always is.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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