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April 5, 2012 by Angela Boothroyd

To drift off is to gradually start to sleep.   Examples of use: 1. We closed our eyes and drifted off to sleep in the sun. 2. The meeting was so boring she started drifting off. 3. I was just drifting off when my neighbour’s dog started barking. 4. I was so tired I drifted […]

June 6, 2011 by Angela

To hit the hay is to go to bed. Examples of use: a) It’s late, and I’m very tired: I’m going to hit the hay now. b) It’s time to hit the hay. This expression probably has its origins in the fact that people used to sleep on beds of hay, or sacks or mattresses […]