pound the pavement


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pound the pavement

To walk along the sidewalk or streets, especially to look for employment. I know you want a job to magically fall in your lap, but you need to pound the pavement and look for a "help wanted" sign.
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pound the pavement

Fig. to walk through the streets looking for a job. I spent two months pounding the pavement after the factory I worked for dosed. Hey, Bob. You'd better get busy pounding those nails unless you want to be out pounding the pavement.
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pound the pavement

Walk the streets, especially in search of employment. For example, He was fired last year and he's been pounding the pavement ever since. A similar usage is pound a beat, meaning "to walk a particular route over and over"; it is nearly always applied to a police officer. [Early 1900s]
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pound the pavement

move about on foot at a steady, regular pace in a town or city.
1992 New York Times Put yourself in the shoes of someone who…is now out pounding the pavement wondering what to settle for in a low-wage job.
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pound the pavement

Slang
To travel the streets on foot, especially in search of work.
See also: pavement, pound
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