hit the sack
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Related to hit the sack: hit the hay
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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.
hit the sackINFORMAL or
hit the haymainly 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.
hit the sackgo to bed. informal
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.
hit the sackverb
See hit the hay
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.