hear the beat

[hear the beat] or [see the beat] {v. phr.}, {dialect} To hear ofor to see someone or something better or surpassing. - Usually used innegative or interrogative sentences and often followed by "of".

Inever heard the beat! John swam all the way across the river. Did youever hear the beat of it?

The juggler spun a table around on thetip of his finger. I never saw the beat of that.