hit the streets

hit the streets

1. To start walking on the streets, usually with a specific purpose in mind. Volunteers for the candidate's campaign began hitting the streets this week in an effort to get out the vote ahead of election day next Tuesday.
2. To become available for purchase at retail locations. Her newest album hits the streets this Friday, but you can buy it early from her website right now!
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hit the ˈstreets

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hit the ˈshops/ˈstores

(informal) become widely available for sale: The new games console hits the streets tomorrow.
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The most powerful ever Ford Focus ST will soon hit the streets. It's driven by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine that develops 280bhp, and it will also be available with a 190bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Replying to a query about opposition threatening to hit the street, he said he feels pity over opposition, whose leaders are busy in getting bails from the court, with what agenda they will hit the streets?, he asked.
Summary: Juhu (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 6 (ANI): Days after a decomposed body of the 9-year-old girl was recovered in Juhu, locals on Saturday hit the streets, demanding probe into the matter.
MODERN-DAY Father Christmases will hit the streets of Nuneaton to help spread festive cheer and raise funds for the community.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Friday said that the Kashmiris would hit the streets and resist it forcefully.
The lot hit the streets following the February 8 incident where a lorry was torched in the wake of the county's ban on charcoal trade.
Double-decker buses will soon hit the streets of Karachi and the Bahria Town Authority will make this happen.
(AFC.com) Fans hit the streets in Hanoi to celebrate the semifinal win.
Like the calm before the storm, athletes stripped down to their underwears and once again hit the streets of Subic Bay in the third Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run held Saturday morning.
Sheikh Rasheed said that the there was a huge difference between Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, further adding that if a coup takes place in Pakistan, the people would hit the streets having sweets in their hands.
Both are due to hit the streets during 2015 in what will be a hectic year for the Japanese brand, as it will also return to Formula 1.
THOUSANDS across the region are being encouraged to hit the streets and swap four wheels for two feet for National Walking Month in May.
STYLE savings and staying connected are all features of the new-look Vauxhall Insignia, which is set to hit the streets in October.
Summary: Hong Kong saw its first electric taxis hit the streets on Saturday in a step ...
THE seventh different model to emerge from the expanding Mini stable will hit the streets next March in the shape of the new Paceman model.