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hit the hay

Definition of hit the hay

informal

  1. :  to go to bed <I'm tired. I'm going to hit the hay.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a blow

    :  to come in contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

  1. :  herbage and especially grass mowed and cured for fodder

    :  reward

    :  bed

  1. :  to cut, cure, and store hay

    :  to feed with hay


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