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Sack

Predominately British; to terminate a person, especially with cause. For example, an employee caught stealing may be sacked, meaning he will no longer be employed at the company. The term is equivalent to firing.
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Millions of us slather a night cream on our face before hitting the sack, but what about our bods which lose up to a litre of moisture overnight?
Tape a reminder note to your door Monday night before hitting the sack.
But Nadine must be sick of cameras after a snapper spent an entire day in New York taking pictures of her - from getting out of bed till hitting the sack.
Almost all of my car-mad mates have fallen into temptation while having a quick post-pub browse before hitting the sack.
And 78 per cent said they found hitting the shops brought them more pleasure than hitting the sack with their partner.
Meanwhile Marion, who's unable to love their little daughter (played by Elle Fanning), is hitting the sack with Ted's assistant Eddie (Jon Foster).