hit the pavement

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hit the pavement

1. To walk outside, especially on the streets or sidewalk. I need to get out, hit the pavement, and start looking for a job.
2. To begin or take part in a strike. The workers hit the pavement again after the company implemented a unilateral pay cut to all employees.
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hit the pavement

verb
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Then, while skateboarding with his daughter along Lake Superior, he hit pavement. His right shoulder was busted into pieces and his ability to play guitar on stage again was suddenly in question.
We spent the morning hunting geese and after packing up the decoys, travelled some backcountry gravel roads until we hit pavement. I wheeled into a gas station to ensure we had a full tank for the evening and my friend graciously told me he'd be paying for the fuel.
Basically, once you hit pavement, it's an all-out rush to the safe confines of the Lorane Highway.
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The call from West Midlands Ambulance Service comes as a rush of children are expected to hit pavements as they head back to school.