Monday, 28 May 2007

Phrase of the Day 90: 'hit the books'

"to hit the books"

definition: to study for school assignments; to prepare for classes by reading and doing homework.

( drtit/biflovat (ucit se))

example: "You should really hit the books; your exam is tomorrow!"

origin: This idiom says that when you really study hard, you "hit" the books. Why hit? Hit has many meanings. Among them are to come into contact with something forcefully ("The bomb hit its target") and to achieve something you desire ("He hit upon the right formula").