English Idiom – Hit the sack or Hit the hay

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

Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are getting ready to go to sleep.
  • It is time for bed.
  • You are feeling extremely tired and looking forward to getting some sleep!
Example:
  • “We walked for 12 miles yesterday. I was totally knackered! I hit the sack as soon as I got home.”
Discuss:
  • 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.