hit the pavement

hit the pavement
a) To travel on foot, as on a sidewalk.

But getting people to hit the pavement is more than just a health concern. . . .

unicipalities are looking to combat inner-city decay by keeping the streets flush with pedestrians.

b) To travel or begin to move in an automobile or other road vehicle.

"And when we hit the pavement, we found we had covered the last 54 miles in an hour and twenty minutes."

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  • hit the streets — (or US hit the pavement) informal : to go out in search of something or for a specific purpose I grabbed the classifieds and hit the pavement, looking for a new job. The reporters hit the streets to interview passersby. see also ↑hit 6 (above), 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the bricks — AND hit the pavement 1. v. to start walking; to go into the streets. □ I have a long way to go. I’d better hit the bricks. □ Go on! Hit the pavement! Get going! 2. tv. to go out on strike. □ The workers hit the pavement on Friday and haven’t been …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • hit the bricks — verb a) To travel about, especially on foot. [T]housands of brewers, waiters and waitresses, bartenders, cooks, checkers, cashiers, dishwashers, hotel maids and bellmen, too, would be forced to hit the bricks in search of other work. b) To leave… …   Wiktionary

  • pound the pavement — verb a) To travel on foot; to walk or run. The joggers pounded the pavement for several miles each day. b) To campaign diligently; to seek something, such as business, employment, or answers. After a brief and unsuccessful search, he decided it… …   Wiktionary

  • pavement — pave|ment [ˈpeıvmənt] n 1.) BrE a hard level surface or path at the side of a road for people to walk on American Equivalent: sidewalk ▪ A small group of journalists waited on the pavement outside her house. ▪ a pavement café 2.) [U] AmE the hard …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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