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.
See also: hit, stride

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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Burton v Aston Villa, 7.45pm CONOR HOURIHANE has warned Burton that Aston Villa have finally hit their stride.
Few are giving Paul Clement's men hope of making it three from three when they face a Tottenham side who have hit their stride with victory over Borussia Dortmund.
After a woeful winter of white-ball cricket, England were back in whites and quickly hit their stride against opponents who found themselves hopelessly outclassed.
Everton, without Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman, struggled to hit their stride in Germany.
So it wasn't a continuously great show, more one that hit real peaks when the skill of Gass's guitar playing or Black's captivating skill as a clowning frontman hit their stride.
Synners matched Darlington in the opening 45 minutes but were unable to handle the visitors when they hit their stride Gray added: "It was important that we stayed in the game, we did at 1-0 and didn't get anxious.
&SEVEN games into the season and still Sunderland have yet to hit their stride. They need to do so - and quickly.
Australia made a stuttering start but hit their stride with four second half tries to overcome Italy 32-6 in their opening World Cup match at North Harbour Stadium on Sunday.
The co-hosts never truly hit their stride during the group stage when a defeat to South Africa and a tie with England - when they failed to defend 338 - threatened to prove costly as they drew champions Australia in the last-eight.
GLORIOUS spray chrysanthemums have stunning single blooms that really hit their stride in late summer and autumn for a splash of country garden colour.
Holders Inter Milan and favourites Barcelona begin their latest attempt at Champions League glory having yet to hit their stride in their domestic leagues.
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.
Acting as a performance springboard, even Back to the Sea was on the money as the band hit their stride.