Hit the Hay – Idiom of the day
Hit the Hay- Idiom of the day
to go to bed in order to sleep.
The term ‘hit the hay’ is believed to have originated in 1903, when The Oakland Tribune reported that “Sam Berger, the Olympic heavyweight…felt sleepy and he announced that ‘he was going to hit the hay. ‘”
Harry: The New year party is going to last longer this time.
Sejal: Is it? Then I should hit the hay now, if I want to enjoy tomorrow.
John: Are you participating in the Essay writing competition tomorrow?
Smiley: Oh yes,it just slipped my mind!
John: Yeah! We need to reach back home early then,what do you think?
Smiley: Oh right! Lets hit the hay now, so that we can refresh our minds for tomorrow.
Fill in the blanks to understand the usage of this idiom:
- Let’s __________. We have to get an early start in the morning.
- I have to get up early for work tomorrow, so I think I’d better _________.
- I usually _______ after the eleven o’clock news.
- I have to go home and _________ pretty soon.