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pound the pavement

Fig. to walk through the streets looking for a job. I spent two months pounding the pavement after the factory I worked for dosed. Hey, Bob. You'd better get busy pounding those nails unless you want to be out pounding the pavement.
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pound the pavement

1. to look for a job Mary had children to feed, so she kept pounding the pavement until she finally landed a job at a burger restaurant.
2. to look for money or support She's been going out and pounding the pavement, raising money for research. Day after day, they pound the pavement, hoping to share a message about their religious faith.
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pound the pavement

Walk the streets, especially in search of employment. For example, He was fired last year and he's been pounding the pavement ever since. A similar usage is pound a beat, meaning "to walk a particular route over and over"; it is nearly always applied to a police officer. [Early 1900s]
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pound the pavement

Slang
To travel the streets on foot, especially in search of work.
See also: pavement, pound
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