hit the sack

(redirected from hit the hay/sack)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

hit the sack

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 sack.
See also: hit, sack
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hit the sack

INFORMAL or

hit the hay

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone hits the sack, they go to bed. We were tired, so we only half-unpacked the car and then hit the sack. Do you want me to take you up to your bed? Are you ready to hit the hay? Note: In the past, people sometimes used sacks and hay as bedding.
See also: hit, sack
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

hit the sack

go to bed. informal
See also: hit, sack
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

hit the sack

verb
See also: hit, sack
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

hit the hay/sack, to

Go to bed, go to sleep. The first expression dates from about 1900 and presumably alludes to a hayloft as a soft bed. A sports book of 1905 held it to be baseball players’ slang. The second term dates from World War II, although sack for “bed” originated in the U.S. Navy in the 1820s.
See also: hay, hit
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
See also: