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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #1

    Red face What's this mean?

    It's time to hit the hay!

  1. AlainK
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    Re: What's this mean?

    To go to bed in order to sleep.

    Also : "hit the sack".

    I was not 100% sure, so I checked here :
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

    Another good address to put in your bookmarks :
    http://www.onelook.com/

    HTH

    Alain


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    Re: What's this mean?

    The term comes from an old english expression. Bed were usually loose hay/straw, in 'wealthy homes' hay/straw in sacks. Term ment 'to go to bed.'

    First was 'hit the hay,' the second refers to 'hit the sack.'

  2. sheena55ro
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    Re: What's this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 10000kbps
    It's time to hit the hay!

    "hit the hay" is an idiom meaning "go to bed in order to sleep"

    origin:

    mattresses used to be stuffed with straw or hay.


    Regards,

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