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Also, hit the dirt . Fall to the ground, usually for protection. For example, As the planes approached, we hit the deck , or We heard shooting and hit the dirt . In the early 1900s the first expression was nautical slang for “jump out of bed,” or “wake up,” and somewhat later, “get going.” The current meaning dates from the 1920s.

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