walk the streets

walk the streets

To walk freely around the streets of a town or city. The city is safe enough during the daytime, but I wouldn't walk the streets on your own at night. Many are outraged that the convicted killer will be walking the streets after spending just two years in prison.
See also: street, walk

walk the ˈstreets

walk around the streets of a town or city: Is it safe to walk the streets alone at night?
See also: street, walk
References in classic literature ?
I will sell my frockcoat, and walk the streets in my shirt sleeves, rather than let you be in want.
I WILL know you; I will follow you home if you walk the streets till morning.
heathenish adornment, and so walk the streets as brave as ever"
The people's wrath grew so hot at his attempt to guard them from the small-pox that he could not walk the streets in peace.
I'M so glad this march went ahead, I now feel respected enough so I can walk the streets at 2am and not get attacked.
Brian Phillips WHY do women walk the streets at night alone.
Let us go back to the days when the beat bobby was a regular sight walking our streets, with doors and premises checked for security during the night and a feeling of safety to walk the streets.
PEOPLE are afraid to walk the streets because of the surge in violent crime, the Dail heard yesterday.
We are a group of Christians who walk the streets," said Eurwen.
But Abu Qatada is free to walk the streets of London.
Charity workers will walk the streets of Stratford once a week to try and engage with any rough sleepers they come across and refer them to agencies which might be able to help.
The thugs should be made to walk the streets with a placard saying "Look at me, I am a bully.
SO Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is scared to walk the streets of London at night.
His description of each individual lets us mourn the loss of each Marine also, as his prose is sufficiently vivid to let the reader walk the streets with 1st Pltn.
In response to a recent comment from Councillor McPartland: if you think we in Middlesbrough have got a grip of anti-social behaviour, even with the relentless efforts of the Mayor, I suggest you get out of your office a bit more and walk the streets.