English Idiom – Hit the sack or Hit the hay.

Meaning – Go to bed. To go to bed in order to sleep.


When could you use this idiom?

  • You are getting ready to go to sleep.
  • It is time for bed.
  • A parent is instructing their kids to go to bed.
  • You are feeling extremely tired and looking forward to getting some sleep!


  • “We walked for 12 miles yesterday. I was totally knackered! I hit the sack as soon as I got home.”

In The News:

“There are two shows — one at 6 p.m., for those who plan to hit the sack early, and another at midnight for revelers who want to party into 2023.”


  • 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.

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