out of the sack

Leonardo   Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:52 pm GMT
What does mean "out of the sack" in the following sentence?

"To watch Johnny Depp's titular voluptuary in "The Libertine" take a mincing step around a dead rat whisker-deep in mud is to appreciate that the life of a 17th-century hedonist was rough going, at least out of the sack. "
Rick   Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:44 pm GMT
A hedonist is someone who likes to get pleasure from every part of their life. The sentence is telling you that it was easier for Johnny Depp's character to get pleasure in the bedroom, than it was in the rest of his life.

("Out of the sack" meaning "out of bed".)
Leonardo   Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:17 pm GMT
I got it!

Thanks for you help!
Uriel   Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:19 am GMT
"In the sack" and "out of the sack" usually mean "in (or out of) bed", often with the added connotation of "having sex". (Not always, but in most cases....)