beast with two backs

beast with two backs

A couple engaged in sexual intercourse, referring to the exposure of each partner's back when embraced in the missionary or standing position. Usually used in the phrase "make the beast with two backs." I have my suspicions that, in secret, they are making the beast with two backs.
See also: back, beast, two
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He said: "We'll become the first council in the UK to provide a safe, clean space for adventurous adults to make the beast with two backs outdoors."
She continued: "But what of Siobhan's betrothed I hear you cry, well while Siobhan and Pat were bumping uglies, making the beast with two backs or quite literally doing the dirty, HTB [husband-to-be] was still planning his wedding and looking forward to finally making Siobhan his wife." After her marriage collapsed, Mary left Ireland to rebuild her life elsewhere.
The idea was that having made "the beast with two bacKs" as Hamlet describes it to Ophelia, the couples - one young straight couple, a gay couple and a married couple would discuss their couplings with Mariella Frostrup and a panel of 'sexperts'.
Not only has he been making the beast with two backs, and not with Her Ladyship, which, at least, will have taken his mind off things during the catastrophe over which he presided, but he's up to his knees in numerology.
James Clyburn of South Carolina suggested that he might want to "chill." On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, the former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a national co-chairman of the Obama campaign, tut-tutted that the "incredible distortions" of the political beast with two backs were "not in keeping with the image of a former president."
Beast With Two Backs and Nytmare are also on the bill, and there will be prizes for great costumes.
If open, the file downloads and displays a pornographic jpg image of a man dressed as a rabbit making the beast with two backs with a scantily clad woman in a woodland setting.
IT has not been a good week for Bradley Walsh, what with him catching Frankie and Jamie making the beast with two backs on Wednesday and all.
POMPADOUR racecourse in the Dordogne sits in the shadow of a chateau that once belonged to Madame de Pompadour, who apparently got the deeds to the place simply by making `la bete a deux dos' (that's the beast with two backs, or plain old rumpy pumpy to you and me) with Louis XV.
When Iago pours on the sexual imagery outside Brabantio's house, telling Desdemona's father that his daughter and the Moor are making "the beast with two backs," Roderigo enjoys Iago's "profane" language, instead of recoiling in fear and embarrassment as sometimes happens in other productions.
1800, also make the beast with two backs (cited from Othello), laughably indexed thus in R.
Eveline insists she didn't make the beast with two backs but she did let slip she had seen his new tattoo - two swallows near his groin.
He is also 'making the beast with two backs' with Desi, the Dean's daughter, which is just the kind of thing to spark off hostility among the rich, white toffs.
Not just when we're referring to the act Shakespeare called "making the beast with two backs" but also when we're talking about the folks engaged in said act.
Note also "the beast with two backs" as an image of copulation (Othello, 1.1.118).