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.
See also: hit
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.
One hit the door post; another went against the door; the pointed shaft of another struck the wall; and as soon as they had avoided all the spears of the suitors Ulysses said to his own men, "My friends, I should say we too had better let drive into the middle of them, or they will crown all the harm they have done us by killing us outright.
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.
If he rolls wrists, he will hit the ball off the top corner of the bat.
Try this experiment: Extend both hands in the direction you wish to hit the ball.
1, Strong-Hand Hitters usually hit the ball cross court (1) at an angle of 45 degrees to the net.
Since most young hitters do not have enough strength to hit the ball as hard as they would like, they tend to jump at the ball (use a forceful stride) in learning how to hit, and this can become habit.