hit (one's) straps

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hit (one's) straps

1. To start traveling at a consistent pace. We started out slow but then hit our straps as we continued through the park.
2. To become proficient in a particular area. Once you hit your straps at your new job, I'm sure your boss will be very impressed with you.
See also: hit, strap

hit your straps

begin to perform as well as you can; hit your stride.
The expression, which is used mainly in sporting contexts, originated in Australian English. It may have originated in the idea of looking for the straps of one's swag pack, interpreted metaphorically as seeking a new job.
1992 Daily Telegraph A number of our players have not hit their straps for whatever reason, but they know that if they don't do it shortly, they'll no longer be part of the team.
See also: hit, strap
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He's apparently reached his conclusions having seen us fail to hit our straps in the few games we've played this season and I have no intention of responding in detail to what he's written.
In this game, again we still did not quite hit our straps, but we showed more prolonged glimpses of the way we like to play cricket and we got the result we wanted.
He said: "It is going OK so far and we have been working hard in training, but I don't think we have really hit our straps yet.
We feel we're starting to hit our straps once again after a shaky start to the season and we now know what it's like to be around Super League at the business end of the year.
In the T20, once we hit our straps, we were decent, but we didn't hit out straps early enough.
Irrespective what the line-up is, it's important we hit our straps and treat it like it's the World Cup.
If we hit our straps against India we should get the result we're after.
We certainly didn't hit our straps yesterday, whether it was nerves or not I don't know, but we were pretty disappointed with the way we started," said Anderson.
We hit our straps from ball one and it was a really classy performance," he said.
But our preparation has been awesome, and we've really hit our straps nicely in this game.
We haven't hit our straps yet but when we do we'll be challenging.
When we have been good we have been really good, but we haven't hit our straps in other games.
We are making a huge amount of progress but we're also frustrated we haven't hit our straps.
If we can really hit our straps well with bat and ball, we will be a pretty tough team to beat.
There's still a long way to go, and we're still waiting to hit our straps.