hit the books : Popular Idioms in English

hit the books

To study hard

Robert had often slacked off in his studies, but he was determined to be a doctor, and once in college he really hit the books.

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  • 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.
    June 27, 2013 - ABC 36 Lexington
  • 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.
    June 27, 2013 - ABC 36 Lexington