hit the books hit the books

Definition(s):

  • (v) learn by reading books

Usage(s):

  1. While researching the history of the intersection of politics and the Internet, I hit the books.
  2. Educators urging students to hit the books received a horrible setback.
  3. Shakira, the Grammy-winning Latina most famous for her hip-shaking moves and seductive voice, took a musical break this summer to hit the books.

News

  • Update: More Than 50 KY School Districts Will Raise Dropout Age

    Kentucky schools are responding to the new law promoting a higher dropout age. The law hit the books Tuesday. So far 54 school districts have voted to up their dropout ages. And they will each get a $10,000 grant for doing it. The change is voluntary right now. But it becomes mandatory once 55% of schools sign on. The law gradually raises the dropout age from 16 to 18.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ABC 36 Lexington

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