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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Then they will hopefully hit their stride for the back-to-back series against Australia.
Summary: Portugal have hit their stride at the World Cup, thrashing North Korea 7-0 to give themselves an excellent chance of reaching the last 16.
The Seasiders made a scrappy start, but soon hit their stride.
And the visitors really hit their stride in the final quarter, constant pressure forcing a series of five-metre scrums that duly paid off when Danny Freeman crossed in the corner.
In 2005, The Teacher Policy Research project found that, in New York City, teachers truly hit their stride after three years.
The Giant's 38-22 victory came on an August evening, and while there should be dry conditions in Yorkshire this afternoon, it is still a little early in the season to expect teams to hit their stride from the off.
While Web-based education opportunities have been evolving over the past few years, they are just now starting to hit their stride.
The first quarter was dreadful but Hull began to hit their stride towards half-time, and Beresford's perfect cross on 34 minutes was glanced into the top corner by Lawrie Dudfield.
They're the morning people, a perplexing mystery to the night owls, who may not hit their stride until the 11 p.
Leaving New York for Paris during the late '40s, as the Abstract Expressionists hit their stride, he encountered Jan Arp, Georges Vantongerloo, and other representatives of European abstraction, the very tradition Clement Greenberg considered spent.
Perhaps memories of the Rams' last two visits will inspire City's stuttering attack to finally hit their stride.
Martha Washington geraniums (Pelargonium x domesticum) really hit their stride in January.
And Bradford, well, when the Bulls hit their stride they score tries and goals for fun.
Usually capital goods and commodity stocks hit their stride at that time as do selected technology sectors.
The Eagles, a West Valley-based track club for kids ages 5 to 15, have been around since 1956, but it wasn't until Dawson came aboard in 1974 that they really hit their stride.