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.
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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

hit (one's) stride

1. To achieve a steady, effective pace.
2. To attain a maximum level of competence.
See also: hit, stride
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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.
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.
Jones started slow, but hit her stride in the middle of the race and pulled away from the rest of the field.
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.
It wasn't until she became executive director of Eureka, the California Career Information System, that she hit her stride.