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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A year-round runner, Doherty Munro really hit his stride during the indoor season for Hudson.
As the youngest, Kristoffer Sakurai, making his debut, started raggedly but soon hit his stride, performing the controlled jumps and rapid batterie with modest insouciance, his acting textured with youthful impulse.
Boone, 36, has hit at least 24 home runs each of the past four seasons, but never seemed to hit his stride for the Mariners this year.
By the time he finishes up with a scathing overview of Chrysler's Liberty advanced engineering unit, the PNGV program, and the futility of hybrids (illustrated by a simple comparison of Toyota's conventionally powered Echo and the Prius hybrid), he's hit his stride.
The owner of Best Mate has hit his stride early in putting today's Gold Cup into context for Best Mate.
Having got the explicitness of both world war and Christianity out of his system, Beckmann hit his stride with a single work, The Night, 1918-19.
Azusa Pacific standout running back Ben Buys, who was held to 26 yards in the first half, hit his stride to finish with a game-high 124 yards on 22 carries for his fifth consecutive game with 100-plus yards rushing.
Tsui and Woo are still hobbled by their ties to '70s tastes; but once To hit his stride in the mid-'90s, he could easily compete with the sleek look of Japanese and Korean films.
The race was won by Mr Stylish, who really hit his stride in the autumn last year, when he won three times.
But Kennedy pulled ahead with two runs in the second and was rarely threatened as Kane hit his stride.
His first few exchanges were subdued affairs, and while he picked up steam - and the ``Today'' folks tried to encourage him by laughing at some pretty weak material (he referred to himself, Lauer and weatherman Al Roker as ``a bad Pep Boys'') - he didn't hit his stride until late in the broadcast.
And he hit his stride at just the right time, when televised boxing was at its peak of popularity.
Penn, however, hit his stride with ``Bonnie'' and ``Little Big Man'' (1970).
Both Lancaster head coach Ray DeShane and defensive coordinator Bill Wilson feel Flax will fully hit his stride once the senior takes his act to a Division I-A college football campus.