“You get shit figured out?”

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure I did. I’m just gonna hit the showers. I’ll be back in a few,”

The person "I" hit the "showers", why does use the plural of "shower"?

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    The speaker is going to a place where there are lots of showers, like in a gym.
    – user96060
    Jun 26, 2019 at 6:56

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It is an idiom originating from the fact, that in prison or at the gym, or at school, showers are not separated, but there are a couple of showers next to each other, so for example, the team after a football game "hits the showers" together. But also "hit the shower" is commonly used, so using plural form of this idiom by one person is just coming from slang.

  • I agree that "hit the showers" is a common idiom, but not that "hit the shower" (singular) is commonly used. In fact I've never heard it used, except by those seemingly confused about the idiom. Of course, now that I look it up, I see it's used with increasing popularity, so perhaps I'm just out of date.
    – Andrew
    Jun 27, 2019 at 18:11

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