hit the pavement

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
See also: hit, pavement
References in classic literature ?
It hit the pavement near a big archway just underneath Bert.
They hit the pavement, heads down until the gunfire stops.
Sharjah: A 19-year-old Pakistani man died on Wednesday after his car veered off the road and hit the pavement in Sharjah, an official said on Wednesday.
By the way, you might find it interesting to know they spark when they hit the pavement at night.
The victim consequently fell from the vehicle and hit the pavement, causing her fatal body and head injuries.
Mr Qasemi, 45, was knocked out when his head hit the pavement in Peterborough, Cambs.
An onlooker said: "The car reversed off the grass into the street and hit the pavement, which burst the rear tyre, I think.
The overspeeded car hit the pavement then crashed into 34 JC 3659 plate of car.
His helmet cracked in half when it hit the pavement," Charboneau said.
He'll hit the pavement from 10am till 4am, killing every spot, learning new tricks daily, never understanding how difficult the shit he's doing really is.
Zulfqar Zulfi, from Pakistan, died along with roommate Osman, 25, after they hit the pavement.
He wrote a report saying that the informant's car had been slightly damaged in the front after it hit the pavement.
Eleftheriades was thrown from his motorcycle and hit the pavement, sustaining fatal injuries.
Recalling the crash, he said: "I went over the handle bars and hit the pavement, I think I went over the dog.
Radar's head hit the pavement when he leaped out of the SUV, Officer Aaron Suss, the dog's handler, said on Facebook.