hit the streets

hit the streets

1. To start walking on the streets, usually with a specific purpose in mind. Volunteers for the candidate's campaign began hitting the streets this week in an effort to get out the vote ahead of election day next Tuesday.
2. To become available for purchase at retail locations. Her newest album hits the streets this Friday, but you can buy it early from her website right now!
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hit the ˈstreets

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hit the ˈshops/ˈstores

(informal) become widely available for sale: The new games console hits the streets tomorrow.
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Summary: Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 09 (ANI): Choosing a unique way to campaign for Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bye-elections, lookalikes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah have hit the streets of Gorakhpur to gather support for the BJP.
He questioned that why is the advice to hit the streets against Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif being given?
STYLE savings and staying connected are all features of the new-look Vauxhall Insignia, which is set to hit the streets in October.
Summary: Hong Kong saw its first electric taxis hit the streets on Saturday in a step .
A NEW PCSO is set to hit the streets of Whitby after passing out as one of North Yorkshire's newest recruits.
The shock headlines were part of an elaborate spoof of the famous newspaper which hit the streets of the Big Apple on Tuesday.
AN ARMY of police officers are set to hit the streets of Worcestershire after passing their exams.
A crack team of dirt-busters will hit the streets of Tyneside to catch litter bugs.
Officers and nightspot managers said the lollipops defuse late-night tension by pre-occupying drinkers as they hit the streets to go home.
Working with his three business partners and with RSIS CEO Rodney Hunt and executive vice president Ron Trowhridge, Teel hit the streets in search of that funding.
Before volunteers hit the streets, they gathered outside the offices of Casa Esperanza, a Blythe Street nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services to area residents.
Now, I do not know how it is where you are skating at, but hit the streets, drop in the bowl, carve, try the vert ramp, go to Olliewood, and drop the low side.
When police orders once again prevented the parade from marching through a Catholic area of Belfast, mobs of angry, often drunken, men and youths hit the streets of the city and of other towns.