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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.
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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.
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hit the sack

go to bed. informal
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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.
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hit the sack

verb
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Given that the plot involves them hitting the sack together, they do their best to come up with some sort of chemical friction and flash their fleshy bits quite early on - but it's not going to set your telly on fire.
So, make a habit to always, always keep your skin free of any make before hitting the sack.
Indoor lighting suppresses the production of hormone melatonin, which governs sleepiness, blood pressure and glucose, so exposure to it before hitting the sack could stop you nodding off and even bring on diabetes.
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Even though there are plenty of bars and clubs open until the early hours, it was all we could do to check out the local champagne from the mini-bar before hitting the sack.
It's been five or six years since I've partied on New Year's Eve and I'll be hitting the sack at 10 o'clock this year.
Chances are you won't have taken your make-up off before hitting the sack, so start the day with a refreshing foamy face wash.
Millions of us slather a night cream on our face before hitting the sack, but what about our bods which lose up to a litre of moisture overnight?