hit the dirt :
- v fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
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- Work starts on Santa Maria-Bonita's new school
The shovels hit the dirt—ceremonially, figuratively, and literally—on the morning of June 5 at the corner of Biscayne Street and Carmen Lane, where Santa Maria-Bonita School District’s 20th school will eventually stand.
June 13, 2013 - Santa Maria Sun