hit the

hit the

bottle/booze/sauce Slang
To engage in drinking alcoholic beverages.
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hit the

hay/sack Slang
To go to bed: hit the hay well before midnight.
See also: hit

hit the

roof/ceiling Slang
To express anger, especially vehemently.
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References in classic literature ?
Now when the son of Lycaon saw him scouring the plain and driving the Trojans pell-mell before him, he aimed an arrow and hit the front part of his cuirass near the shoulder: the arrow went right through the metal and pierced the flesh, so that the cuirass was covered with blood.
To try and hit an object with a vague thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a lump of putty: when the putty reaches the target, it flattens out all over it, and probably covers the bull's eye along with the rest.
Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.
I had to hit the keys so hard that I strained my first fingers to the elbows, while the ends of my fingers were blisters burst and blistered again.
Of the ten shafts which hit the target, two within the inner ring were shot by Hubert, a forester in the service of Malvoisin, who was accordingly pronounced victorious.
Show us some of your skill, and if you can hit the mark here's twenty silver pennies for you.
True, one portrait may hit the mark much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of exactness.
Works him up into perfect rages, your aunt Sally says; says he acts as if he would really hit the man, sometimes.
In his Reversals of the Situation, however, he shows a marvellous skill in the effort to hit the popular taste,--to produce a tragic effect that satisfies the moral sense.
One doesn't hit the bull's-eye every time; it is something to hit inside the ring.
It seems impossible but that those gilt trucks which one had to tilt one's head back to see, now falling into the lower plane of vision, must perforce hit the very edge of the horizon.
You must hit the TREES pretty often, I should think,' she said.
But, sad to relate, my dear children, he did hit the Cricket, straight on its head.
We've hit the trail together afore now, and he's eighteen carat from his moccasins up, damn his mangy old hide, anyway.
Just look at it--hidden away under four feet of soil where nobody could see it, an' just waitin' for us to hit the Valley of the Moon.