Is the phrase get off the hammock idiomatic, and what does it mean if it is?

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    A hammock is something one can get off (of), but more likely one would get out of it. It would depend on whether it's a flattened "lawn hammock" -- one can get off (of) anything that's flat -- or a real string hamaca, which one has to get out of because it's 3-dimensional. – John Lawler Jul 17 '14 at 18:03
  • I have never heard that phrase but, assuming it's not being used literally, I would say that it means "stop being lazy" or "get up and do something", as hammocks are generally associated with just comfortably relaxing and/or dozing. – Liesmith Jul 17 '14 at 18:54

Hammock: a type of bed used especially outside , consisting of a net or long piece of strong cloth that you tie between two trees or poles so that it swings (= moves sideways through the air )

The phrase 'to get off the hammock' means to be productive and stop wasting time. On the contrary "to hit the hammock" means to get some rest and chill.

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