hit the hay


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hit the hay

To get into bed and go to sleep. I have to get up early for work tomorrow, so I think I'd better hit the hay.
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hit the hay

 and hit the sack
Fig. to go to bed. I have to go home and hit the hay pretty soon. Let's hit the sack. We have to get an early start in the morning.
See also: hay, hit

hit the hay

Also, hit the sack. Go to bed, as in I usually hit the hay after the eleven o'clock news, or I'm tired, let's hit the sack. The first colloquial expression dates from the early 1900s, the variant from about 1940.
See also: hay, hit

hit the hay

go to bed. informal
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hit the ˈsack/ˈhay

(informal) go to bed: I think it’s time to hit the sack. Sack and hay both refer to simple beds. In the past a bed was often just a sack or piece of rough cloth with hay inside. Sailors in the navy also slept in hammocks (= a type of bed hung between two posts, etc.) similar to sacks.
See also: hay, hit, sack

hit the hay

and hit the sack
tv. to go to bed. Time to go home and hit the hay! Let’s hit the sack. We have to get an early start in the morning.
See also: hay, hit
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If you're not getting enough sleep, it could be due to your activities before you hit the hay.
It might be tempting to use the weekends to recoup your sleep debt, but Nan Waldman recommendsyou hit the hay and wake up around the same time every single day.
But he seemed confused, and said he'd check when he hit the hay that night.
Fed and watered, we moseyed on down to Billy Bob's to listen to some live country and Western music before deciding it was time to hit the hay, pardner.
We set up our pull-behind camper and hit the hay, planning to hang stands the next morning on three tracts of land Shane had set up for us to hunt.
Instead of staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve, Robertson said she hit the hay at about 10:30 p.
Such establishments, and what they serve, have their place - normally after a heavy night - unless you are clued-up enough to know that the Tuck In opens at 2am, so you can get your deep-fried carbohydrate intake before you hit the hay.
The Kazakhs didn't hit the hay in their hotel in Aberdeen until after 5am yesterday after being held up for four hours on their 4000-mile trek which included pit stops in Moscow and Ostend.
Write down the best part of every day each night before you hit the hay.
Before you hit the hay ensure the temperature in your room is right for you and bear in mind your duvet, winter togs can leave you feeling hot and bothered in the warmer months.
The youngest in attendance seemed ready to hit the hay by the 7 p.
Cara, 21, had to work early the next day so hit the hay early doors.