hit the pavement

hit the pavement

1. To walk outside, especially on the streets or sidewalk. I need to get out, hit the pavement, and start looking for a job.
2. To begin or take part in a strike. The workers hit the pavement again after the company implemented a unilateral pay cut to all employees.
See also: hit, pavement

hit the pavement

verb
See also: hit, pavement
References in classic literature ?
It hit the pavement near a big archway just underneath Bert.
He'll hit the pavement from 10am till 4am, killing every spot, learning new tricks daily, never understanding how difficult the shit he's doing really is.
Zulfqar Zulfi, from Pakistan, died along with roommate Osman, 25, after they hit the pavement.
Parents can only do so much to protect a son or daughter once they hit the pavement in their own vehicle.
He wrote a report saying that the informant's car had been slightly damaged in the front after it hit the pavement.
Eleftheriades was thrown from his motorcycle and hit the pavement, sustaining fatal injuries.
When they reached Al Thaniya Street, they hit the pavement and they flew off the bike.
Recalling the crash, he said: "I went over the handle bars and hit the pavement, I think I went over the dog.
Radar's head hit the pavement when he leaped out of the SUV, Officer Aaron Suss, the dog's handler, said on Facebook.
When Efron was questioned regarding the reason for fight, he reportedly said that while he and his bodyguard were waiting for a tow truck as his car ran out of gas, they threw a bottle out of the window, which hit the pavement where the homeless men were sleeping.
The police car hit the pavement before overturning leaving the man dead and two other policemen injured.
Sources said the driver hit the pavement and lost control of the vehicle which flipped at least three times before it hit a signboard and halted completely.
The car hit the pavement, flipped in the air and landed upside-down in a ditch after the man, in his 20s, lost control.