hit with (something)

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hit with (something)

1. To share information with someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hit" and "with." OK, hit me with it—what have you come up with? Gerry hit me with his so-called "brilliant idea" this morning, and I was not impressed.
2. To require someone to pay a particular amount of money. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hit" and "with." I'm worried that they're going to hit us with a huge fine even though it's our first offense.
3. To have to handle or deal with something. My meditation practice definitely helps me whenever I'm hit with a stressful situation at work.
See also: hit

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