to hit the books


to begin to study in a serious and determined way.


I have to hit the books this weekend — I have two exams next week.

I spent the weekend hitting the books.

I gotta go home and hit the books. I have finals next week.

At exam time we all hit the books.

I can’t go out tonight. I’ve got to hit the books.

To learn English, she not only hit the books but also practiced conversing with others every day.