Idiom:  hit the deck

Definition

Idiom:  hit the deck

  • to drop to the ground and lay down to hide and avoid some type of danger


Example sentences

  • When we heard gunshots at the shopping mall everyone hit the deck.
  • I hit the deck and crawled under the table to safety during the earthquake. 
  • It's really sad how American schools have to teach kindergartners how to hit the deck because of all the school shootings.
  • Hit the deck! There's a shooter in the building!
  • After the explosion, we were told to hit the deck and wait for further instructions.
  • When the director popped a champagne bottle at the party I actually hit the deck because I though someone had fired a gun!


Synonyms

  • hit the ground


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