(defs 1, 2).
- Hit someone
- Hit someone below the belt
verb phrase To hurt or exploit unfairly, esp with words: calling her white trash was really hitting below the belt
- Hit someone like a ton of bricks
verb phrase To have a great sudden impact on, esp by surprise: Then the answer hit me like a ton of bricks [1920s+; based on the mid-1800s term fall upon someone like a thousand bricks]
- Hit someone up
verb phrase To request something, esp a loan; importune: I’m sure your only salvation is to hit up your rents (1917+)