get into (one's) stride

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get into (one's) stride

To become comfortable with something. It took a few weeks, but I think I've finally gotten into my stride at my new job. I know that Rob has been struggling a bit since he joined the team, but I'm confident that he'll get into his stride soon enough.
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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.
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get into your stride


hit your stride

COMMON If you get into your stride or hit your stride, you start to do something well and confidently, after being slower or less certain at the beginning. The Government is getting into its stride and seems, for the moment, to be fulfilling its promises. He's still learning but when he hits his stride, he'll be unstoppable.
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get into your ˈstride

(British English) (American English hit (your) ˈstride) begin to do something with confidence and at a good speed after a slow, uncertain start: She found the job difficult at first, but now she’s got into her stride and she loves it.
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The final ruling will be an inflection point for Hong, who is getting into his stride to expel those who are associated with ex-President Park Geun-hye.
As May stumbles and falters on the campaign trail, appearing more wooden and alien after each encounter with real voters, Jeremy Corbyn is actually getting into his stride.
But as this second episode gets underway in Iceland, it seems he's getting into his stride.
cp phCc The most prolific striker in the post-war period was just getting into his stride and with the 1966 World Cup looming over the horizon who can say how his story may have unfolded on the pitch.
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Shaimon Anwar began getting into his stride, but Khurram Khan got him out for 33.
He came back recovered at the end of the season and was getting into his stride during the play-offs when the season ended.
Ed is really getting into his stride and discovering his mojo" Shadow Minister Tessa Jowell praises Labour Party leader Ed Miliband "I think they've done such a great job it's scary.
The British number one struggled early on against Max Mirnyi yesterday before finally getting into his stride for a 2-6 6-2 6-2 victory.
Rob is just getting into his stride in his new post when Roger Hurley joins the department.
Pietersen was given not out off an inside edge onto his thigh pad on two and also caught behind off a no-ball and given the benefit of the doubt on a close-looking lbw-shout off leg-spinner Danish Kaneria before getting into his stride.
That was his third run in quick succession after two earlier wins and he looked a little lacklustre,not getting into his stride at all.
Getting into his stride, he thundered: "The greatest punishment is the stigma that comes of such an evil crime.
He was just getting into his stride when someone whispered something to him.
He was just getting into his stride last season when he got injured and it might be an old clich but it really would be like a new signing to have him available.