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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.
See also: hit, street