hit the dirt

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hit the dirt

To drop to the ground, usually in an attempt to avoid danger. That bomb could go off at any second, so hit the dirt!
See also: dirt, hit
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A lot needs to happen before the seed hits the dirt.
Fellows, from her first-base position, dives down the line, stretches mid-air and hits the dirt, with the ball in her glove.
The interest in the building has been phenomenal with negotiations already underway for leasing over 60% of the space--even before the first shovel hits the dirt.
Whether it hits the dirt or not should be irrelevant.
Hunting knives are always fun to buy, but when the flesh hits the dirt, somebody has a nasty job to do.
color) Chicago's Sammy Sosa hits the dirt in the third inning after nearly getting hit by Dodgers pitcher Andy Ashby.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS ARE the result of teamwork, commitment, and good communication that begin before the first shovel hits the dirt.