hit the books


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hit the books

To study, often intensely. You better hit the books if you want to pass your exam on Friday.
See also: book, hit
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hit the books

 and pound the books
Inf. Fig. to study hard. I spent the weekend pounding the books. I gotta go home and hit the books. I have finals next week.
See also: book, hit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hit the books

Study with concentrated effort, as in At exam time we all hit the books. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
See also: book, hit
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hit the ˈbooks

(American English) study hard and read a lot about something: You’re going to hit the books and make something of yourself.My exams are soon so I’d better start hitting the books.
See also: book, hit
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hit the books

and pound the books
tv. to study hard. I spent the weekend pounding the books. I gotta go home and hit the books.
See also: book, hit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

hit the books

Informal
To study, especially with concentrated effort.
See also: book, hit
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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