- Idiom – Hit the books or Pound the books
- Meaning – Study. To study hard or with a concentrated effort for something.
- In this expression hit means to start or to begin.
There are many other idioms that begin with “Hit the…” Here are some common ones:
- Hit the bar/club – To visit a bar/club.
- Hit the big time – To become famous or successful.
- Hit the bottle – To get drunk; to drink too much alcohol regularly.
- Hit the deck – To fall to the ground suddenly to avoid danger.
- Hit the gas – To accelerate.
- Hit the ground running – To begin doing something new with great energy or skill.
- Hit the hay – To go to bed.
- Hit the jackpot – To win a lot of money or to be very successful.
- Hit the mark – To be correct or suitable.
- Hit the nail on the head – To be absolutely right about something.
- Hit the road – To leave or to start a journey.
- Hit the roof – To suddenly become very angry.
- Hit the sack – To go to bed.
- Hit the spot – To be exactly right or to give total satisfaction.
- I can’t meet you guys this weekend. I’ve got an exam next week and I really need to hit the books!”
- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.