After all, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you recognize your problems.
She is still facing slander charges against the Perugia police who she says hit her.
From Here to Eternity proved to be one of the rare films that was hit with both critics and the public.
Of course, the departures that hit hardest are those, like Bayh, that are least expected.
John McCain is upset about the huge pile of secret diplomatic cables that hit the press this week.
It should have broken when it hit the branch of the apple tree.
But I kept looking and after awhile I was able to sit up and ask what hit me.
But if any one of them was finer than that whale of a hit, Ive forgotten it.
Often, during a thunderstorm a tree had been hit by lightning.
They thought and thought, and eventually they hit upon something.
late Old English hyttan, hittan "come upon, meet with, fall in with, 'hit' upon," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse hitta "to light upon, meet with," also "to hit, strike;" Swedish hitta "to find," Danish and Norwegian hitte "to hit, find," from Proto-Germanic *hitjanan. Related: Hitting. Meaning shifted in late Old English period to "strike," via "to reach with a blow or missile," and replaced Old English slean in this sense. Original sense survives in phrases such as hit it off (1780, earlier in same sense hit it, 1630s) and is revived in hit on (1970s).
Underworld slang meaning "to kill by plan" is 1955 (as a noun in this sense from 1970). To hit the bottle "drink alcohol" is from 1889. To hit the nail on the head (1570s) is from archery. Hit the road "leave" is from 1873; to hit (someone) up "request something" is from 1917. Hit and run is 1899 as a baseball play, 1924 as a driver failing to stop at a crash he caused. To not know what hit (one) is from 1923.
late 15c., "a rebuke;" 1590s as "a blow," from hit (v.). Meaning "successful play, song, person," etc., 1811, is from the verbal sense of "to hit the mark, succeed" (c.1400). Underworld slang meaning "a killing" is from 1970. Meaning "dose of narcotic" is 1951, from phrases such as hit the bottle.
: a hit musical/ a hit song