hit (one's) stride

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hit (one's) stride

1. To start traveling at a consistent pace. We started out slow but then hit our stride as we continued through the park.
2. To become proficient in a particular area. Once you hit your stride at your new job, I'm sure your boss will be very impressed with you.
See also: hit, stride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hit one's stride

1. Achieve a steady, effective pace, as in After the first few laps around the track he hit his stride. This expression comes from horse racing, stride alluding to the regular pace of the horse. [Early 1900s]
2. Attain a maximum level of competence, as in Jack didn't really hit his stride until he started college. [First half of 1900s]
See also: hit, stride
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hit (one's) stride

1. To achieve a steady, effective pace.
2. To attain a maximum level of competence.
See also: hit, stride
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Superal superb with 6-under 66 !-- -- Dante Navarro (The Philippine Star) - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Princess Superal hit her stride and shot a six-under 66 to gain a share of the lead with local ace Miki Uehara in the first round of the Daikure Ladies Cup of the Japan LPGA Step Up Tour at the Kure Country Club in Hiroshima last Wednesday.
Working with her husband, Robert Nixon, she hit her stride in the late 1960s and early 1970s, creating "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" for ABC.
Sometimes she takes a while to hit her stride. And sometimes she's just browsing in the wrong shop.
Championships (120-3), and really hit her stride as the meets got bigger, finishing third at All-States (124-1) and New Englands (125-3).
The May 10 pup has still to hit her stride following minor injury and an October 30 season, but ran a blinder in defeat on her return to action in heats and is fancied to go one better now.
redemptive trip down the psychological rabbit hole--and proof Brooks is only beginning to hit her stride as a filmmaker.
ADRIENNE BARBEAU She started out on various US TV shows in the 70s, but hit her stride in 80s horrors such as The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing and Escape From New York.
Dementieva arrived in Melbourne in a rich vein of form after tournament victories in Auckland and Sydney and once she hit her stride her Czech opponent was no match for her.
During that period Josa-Jones began showing her own work, but she says that she did not hit her stride until 1984.
Superal sizzles with 66, ties for lead !-- -- Dante Navarro (Philstar.com) - August 22, 2019 - 3:27pm MANILA, Philippines Princess Superal hit her stride and shot a six-under 66 to gain a share of the lead with local ace Miki Uehara in the first round of the Daikure Ladies Cup of the Japan LPGA Step Up Tour at the Kure Country Club in Hiroshima Wednesday.
The May 10 pup has still to hit her stride following minor injury and an October 30 season but she ran a blinder in defeat on her return to the arena for last week's heats and is fancied to go one better this evening.
But then she hit her stride dramatically to stormback, win a third successive game and set the pattern for a one-sided stroll.