The English Idioms Mega-Post: 100 Essential Idioms
English Idioms with Common Verbs
1. Hit the books
Literally, hit the books means to physically hit, punch or slap your reading books. However, this is a common English idiom among students, especially American college students who have a lot of studying to do. It simply means “to study,” and is a way of telling your friends that you’re going to study.
It could be for a final exam, a midterm test or even an English exam.