To hit the sack
Sack Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, L. saccus, Gr. sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac}, {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.] 1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch. [1913 Webster]

2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

3. [Perhaps a different word.] Originally, a loosely hanging garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing sack. [Written also {sacque}.] [1913 Webster]

4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam. [1913 Webster]

5. (Biol.) See 2d {Sac}, 2. [1913 Webster]

6. Bed. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Sack bearer} (Zo["o]l.). See {Basket worm}, under {Basket}.

{Sack tree} (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris saccidora}) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the wood for a bottom.

{To give the sack to} or {get the sack}, to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted. [Slang]

{To hit the sack}, to go to bed. [Slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To give the sack to — Sack Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, L. saccus, Gr. sa kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac}, {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.] 1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hit the sack with —    to copulate with    To hit the sack or hay means no more than to go to bed on your own:     ... blame a Colonel for hitting the sack with a hooker. (Ustinov, 1971) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • hit the sack — verb To go to bed. K.P. Arches Like a housewife who spends a day on the range, a soldier gets tired feet and is eager to hit the sack. Syn: hit the hay, turn into a pumpkin See Also: sack out …   Wiktionary

  • hit the sack — British, American & Australian, informal, American, informal to go to bed. I m going to hit the sack I m exhausted …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the sack — vp Go to bed. Is it 11 o clock already? Time for me to hit the sack. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hit the sack — See: HIT THE HAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the sack — See: HIT THE HAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ the\ sack — • hit the hay • hit the sack v. phr. slang To go to bed. The men hit the hay early, in order to be out hunting at dawn. Louis was so tired that he hit the sack soon after supper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the sack — When you hit the sack, you go to bed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the sack — ► hit the sack informal go to bed. Main Entry: ↑sack …   English terms dictionary

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