hit the hay | hit the sack
This page is about the idiom hit the hay | hit the sack
If you hit the hay, or hit the sack, you go to bed.
- It's after midnight so it's time I hit the hay.
- You look really tired. What time did you hit the sack last night?
Origin: Probably related to the fact that in the U.S.A. in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century mattresses often consisted of old sacks filled with hay or straw.
This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
I'd better hit the hay. I have to
Contributor: Matt Errey