Idiom:  hit the deck


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.

— 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!

— We hit the deck as son as we saw the gunman.


  • hit the ground

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