to hit the hay/straw/sack


to hit the hay/straw/sack
«Завалиться на сено/солому/мешок». Ложиться спать. До появления современного матраса люди спали на сене или соломе, часто набитых в большой матерчатый мешок, и в конце тяжёлого рабочего дня они hit (бросались или падали) на эту грубую постель не раздеваясь.

It's past midnight. Time to hit the sack. — Время за́ полночь. Пора в постель.

Sack в значении постель встречается в выражении to get a girl into the sack.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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