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.
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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.
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hit the books

Study with concentrated effort, as in At exam time we all hit the books. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
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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

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

hit the books

Informal
To study, especially with concentrated effort.
See also: book, hit
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I'm going to hit the books and graduate,'' said Allred, who is probably too small at 6-foot, 160 pounds to be a Division I quarterback.
It says the growing problem is likely to hit the books industry as hard as Napster did the music industry.
I think it is time for all of us to hit the books again.
Second, and most important, he's hit the books with resolve, much like the way he hits holes trying to gain first downs.
Deyoe, a full-time student in business administration, who hit the books while working up to 60 hours a week with his stepfather as a contractor, celebrated his achievement.
But some regulars, such as 11-year-old Andy Jakiel, a pupil at Emblem Elementary, are looking forward to classes resuming - not because he's eager to hit the books, but because the holiday crowds are cramping his style.