hit the deck
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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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.
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