hit the dirt

hit the dirt
hit the deck/dirt American & Australian, informal to fall to the ground, or to quickly lie on the ground, especially to avoid danger.

The shooting started, and I heard someone shout 'Hit the deck!'


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  • hit the dirt — To duck out of the way or fall to the ground to avoid something dangerous …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the dirt — verb fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger (Freq. 1) The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire • Syn: ↑hit the deck • Hypernyms: ↑move • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the dirt — to fall to the ground suddenly to avoid danger. The kid next door threw a rock at him, but Ted hit the dirt and the rock didn t hit him …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the dirt — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {military} To take cover under gunfire by falling on the ground. * /We hit the dirt the moment we heard the machine gun fire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the dirt — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {military} To take cover under gunfire by falling on the ground. * /We hit the dirt the moment we heard the machine gun fire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ the\ dirt — v. phr. slang military To take cover under gunfire by falling on the ground. We hit the dirt the moment we heard the machine gun fire …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the dirt — fall on the ground and take cover under gunfire We were told to hit the dirt during the bank robbery …   Idioms and examples

  • hit pay dirt — hit/strike/pay dirt informal phrase to get or find something valuable or useful He hit pay dirt with his new invention. Thesaurus: to get something or someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the deck — verb fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger (Freq. 1) The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire • Syn: ↑hit the dirt • Hypernyms: ↑move • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit pay dirt — AND strike pay dirt 1. tv. to iscover something of value. □ At last, we hit pay dirt. □ When we opened the last trunk, we knew we had hit pay dirt. 2. tv. to get to the basic facts of something. □ Now we’re beginning to hit pay dirt …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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