get into stride

get into one's stride

1. Lit. [for a runner] to reach a comfortable and efficient pace. I got into my stride right away, and that helped win the race. She never got into her stride, and that's why she lost.
2. Fig. to reach one's most efficient and productive rate of doing something. When I get into my stride, I'll be more efficient. Amy will be more efficient when she gets into her stride.
See also: get, stride

get into your stride

  (British & Australian) also hit your stride (American & Australian)
to start to do something well and confidently because you have been doing it for enough time to become familiar with it Once I get into my stride, I'm sure I'll work much faster. She began writing novels in the 1930's but really only hit her stride after the war.
See also: get, stride