hit with

hit someone with something

1. Fig. to charge someone with an amount of money. The government hit us with a big fine. The tax people hit us with a huge tax bill.
2. Fig. to present someone with shocking or surprising news. He was shocked when she hit him with the news that she was leaving. Don't hit me with another piece of bad news!
See also: hit
References in classic literature ?
They begin by clodding him; and they laugh themselves to pieces to see him try to dodge one clod and get hit with another?
And Adam Kennedy extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games, as he delivered his first hit with a single in the 12th inning.
The use of golf-ball sized wiffle balls will enable the hitter to get the most out of this drill, while the concave foam "sweet spot" will provide the instant feedback on whether the ball was hit with the right part of the bat.
Paulk then hit with a towering shot that just cleared the center field wall clearing the bases and giving the Matadors what proved to be their final lead of the game, 12-11.
Most middle balls are hit with 100% velocity toward the corners at 45-degrees, but can be varied both in distance and velocity.
1 Pop hit with Janet Jackson's "All For You," the explosive first single from her highly anticipated new album, to be released on April 24.
Burns made a diving catch on a ball hit in front of him and to his right, robbing Marshall McDougall of a hit with one out in the fourth.
A wide basic stance will enable the hitter to take a shorter stride and still hit with the feet spread properly.
Phillips said he's only hit with the Pink Ones about five times all year.
Hershiser hit right fielder Richard Hidalgo twice, and reliever Matt Herges drilled Hidalgo once as Hidalgo tied a dubious major-league record by being hit with three pitches.
Amanda De La Cerda (Notre Dame) gave up one hit with 11 strikeouts.
Luke Worgan doubled twice and drove in four runs for Crespi, delivering a bases-clearing hit with a three-run shot in the fourth, when Alemany was within a run at 4-3.
Can go back to the wall to steal a home run or come in to rob a base hit with a diving catch.
Photo: Paul Molitor is the first player to get his 3 ,000th hit with a triple.