HIT THE HAY
Meaning: Go to bed.
Origin: The term hay was used in the USA to mean bed since the early 20th century. In 1902, American author George Ade wrote in People You Know:
"After Dinner he smoked one Perfecto and then,... he crawled into the Hay at 9.30 P.M."
In 1902, mattresses were often sacks stuffed with straw or hay (hence the similar phrase 'hit the sack').
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