What is the Meaning of the Idiom
HIT THE HAY?
go to bed
1. If you will excuse me, I am going to hit the hay. I have to get up early tomorrow morning.
2. Time to hit the hay, kids. You have school tomorrow.
3. I was so tired. I had hardly hit the hay before I was asleep.
Note: This has the same meaning as the idiom HIT THE SACK.
It comes from the time when beds were made of cloth bags filled with hay.