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Why do people use expressions such as 'hit the sack' or 'a dime a dozen' instead of just saying what they mean?

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02/11/2007

It beats boring answers. As long as the person makes their statement clear it shouldn't bother anyone. I often tell a friend, "I'm hitting the sack, had a long day."