- Each one, after scrutiny, found something of value to add to his sack: paper, plastic bags, bits of cardboard.
- We had our bikes, our waterproofs and our special thick plastic newspaper sacks to keep the newsprint nice and dry.
- The changes will mean residents placing their rubbish in a suitable container or into strong plastic sacks.
- Unable to control his bike, he landed on the tarmac like a sack of spuds.
- I feel like a sack of cement, and somehow I have to write a column.
- The bones inside their legs felt like a sack of broken glass.
- Next seasons's big thing, the sack dress, was also seen in the show.
- Bodies were being reconfigured dramatically, particularly female ones - the corset and chignon were abandoned for the unconstructed sack dress and bobbed hair of the femme nouvelle.
- The collection ended on a high note with a sequence of little black sack dresses with gilded metallic trim.
- Rowena Henson was soon given the sack over another matter.
- The majority of workers have now received the early retirement package and wage arrears with the exception of eight who were, instead, given the sack.
- I got the sack from Woolworth's for fighting with the under-manager in the stock room, and then went back to the youth employment officer.
- Oh, and I bet you I am SO much better in the sack than her.
- It wasn't like she was trying to get us all in the sack.
- I was doing him a favor, really, if you think about it - him and any girl unfortunate enough to end up in the sack with him in the future.
- If they finish the year first in pilfered sacks, it would be the first time since 1938 that the Bronx Bombers led in this category.
- He started out as a pitcher as many ballplayers do but quickly was moved over to the first sack.
- Say, for instance, the underhand toss the hurler sent toward the behind (aka catcher) went to the spot you'd indicated and you walloped a shot to the second sack man.
- Last year, Babin recorded 15 sacks and 33 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
- Joseph has racked up 16 sacks and 34 quarterback hurries since moving to tackle.
- In 1982, the NFL finally cried uncle and recognized the quarterback sack as an individual statistic.
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- To deny a person employment or to sack them on such grounds is an abuse of natural justice and due process because they have already received the legally appropriate penalty.
- The Prime Minister has come out in support of Dr Hollingworth's decision not to sack someone from their employment despite enormous impropriety.
- Geetha, another sacked female employee, also attempted suicide after she was dismissed.
- The only time he seems to fully inhabit the role is when he is sacked out on the couch: THAT he does with conviction.
- We'd get the late morning and early afternoon off - time I spent sacked out on the living room sofa at the house - only to be back for an hour or so of in-class time before hitting the countryside again to see the birds go to bed.
- Took a brief nap today while Gnat was sacked out.
- Next down, he charged around the left tackle and sacked the quarterback for a safety.
- For the last two seasons, the Texans have been one of the worst defenses in the league at sacking the quarterback.
- During that season, San Francisco sacked enemy quarterbacks 61 times.
- Packing sheds were constructed for growers to sort and sack the potatoes for shipment.
- Mr. Cahm Gastineau, an old time thresherman, and my friend for 60 years, took care of sacking the grain.
- Well, prior to going out to collect the buggies, I was inside sacking groceries at the express counter.
Old English sacc, from Latin saccus 'sack, sackcloth', from Greek sakkos, of Semitic origin. Sense 1 of the verb dates from the mid 19th century.
hit the sack
- informal Go to bed.More example sentences
- I know there was no wound on my wrist before hitting the sack because upon retiring I took off my watch and did not observe any blemish in the left wrist area.
- We went for another waltz down ‘Da Street’ before hitting the sack, only stopping for one last drink at a beachside bar where an Elvis impersonater was performing.
- Got home around 12:30 or so, played around on the computer for a bit, then finished up Charlotte's Web before hitting the sack.
a sack of potatoes
- informal Used in similes to refer to clumsiness, inertness, or unceremonious treatment of the person or thing in question: he drags me in like a sack of potatoesMore example sentences
- He ended up half-carrying, half-dragging me to his car, where he dumped me unceremoniously like a sack of potatoes.
- After another hour or two of shop talk I was positively exhausted and dropped into bed like a sack of potatoes, only to wake up before 4 am, unable to sleep.
- You struck Mr Ryan three vicious blows to his stomach, causing him to collapse like a sack of potatoes into the gutter.
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- Mr Close says he had not had any opportunity to discuss his responses to any of the allegations against him (none of which were sackable offences) with anyone in the department.
- A detective who accessed the police database to try and find out the home address of a corruption investigator was let off with just a fine, even though it is now a sackable offence.
- ‘I would regard it as a sackable matter if the manager of a club I was in charge of made defeatist comments,’ said Crampsey.
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- Hayley is wearing some sort of grey sack-like top and jeans.
- Suddenly, I felt the sensation of something warm, damp and sack-like being stuffed into my mouth and nose!
- A plain string was tied at her waist, giving the sack-like clothing a shape.
- Then, an army of warriors and men dressed in black cowls came from the direction of Plunder castle and sacked the town.
- Devastating or plundering land without sacking a city was a regular tactic at the time and one that, as long as people had a secure place of retreat, was not particularly fearsome.
- Commanding 36 ships and 2000 fellow buccaneers, Morgan sacked the town and left his men to the burning and looting.
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- The statue must have been damaged during the sack of the city by the Franks in 355 AD.
- The armor is engraved with scenes of Roman days to come: Romulus and Remus, the founding of the republic, the sack of the city by Gauls.
- Strabo does not, however, explicitly refer to the sack of the city of Old Pleuron.
mid 16th century: from French sac, in the phrase mettre à sac 'put to sack', on the model of Italian fare il sacco, mettere a sacco, which perhaps originally referred to filling a sack with plunder.
noun[mass noun] historical
- In the Middle Ages many Alsace wines were fortified or spiced in order to compete with the fuller bodied Mediterranean wines such as sack and malmsey.
- In the 17th century, sack (like sweet sherry), claret, or orange juice were used in eating possets.
- Yet after wine and mead and sack, man must have a massive snack.
early 16th century: from the phrase wyne seck, from French vin sec 'dry wine'.