hit the books
Study with concentrated effort, as in At exam time we all hit the books. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
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In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
They will carry out the dictum of Carlyle that the modern university is a university of books.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
One of the men seemed pretty bad, being hit in the head and in the body.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton