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hit the hay English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 05 2018

Themes: Health, Time, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“So, right now, it’s kind of late after a long day of work. I’m just going to hit the hay.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about going to bed

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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go to bed; go to sleep

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It has been a long day for Kat. She worked until late, and then she came home. It’s so late that she doesn’t want to stay up any longer. It’s time for her to end her day and hit the hay.

In the past, many beds were made from hay, or strong grass. So, when a person went to bed, they literally hit the hay. Today, many people have comfortable mattresses, but we still use this expression. When do you usually hit the hay? Do you like to stay awake late?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“After working 10 hours, Sandra immediately hit the hay.”

“I’m going to hit the hay. Tomorrow will come very soon.”

“The kids need to hit the hay by 9:00 pm.”


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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Gosh , arriving home after a long day of work and go straigh to bed. I’ve  never  done before even thought with so exhaust beacuse I  can’t have a deep asleep . at first thing I should do somethings like  take a shower, abit eating and drinking , look at  latest news.

08:03 PM Nov 08 2018 |

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I don’t like hit the hay too late, because I get up early.

11:44 AM Nov 05 2018 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i usually hit the hey 12 am but i heit the hey later in weekend

10:01 AM Nov 05 2018 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I usually hit the hay late like 2 A.M

09:33 PM Nov 04 2018 |

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