beat a path

idiom

: to make (a path) by walking over the ground many times
They beat a path through the woods to the stream.
sometimes used figuratively
If you work hard and well, success will beat a path to your door.

Examples of beat a path in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As war beat a path through southern and eastern Ukraine, most of the population fled. Emile Ducke Thomas Gibbons-Neff, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the fastest fast-charging EV Based on Edmunds' data, road trip warriors should beat a path to the single-motor Hyundai Ioniq 6. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2023 Businesses, trade associations and other interests looking for help from the administration beat a path to Pence's door. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 26 June 2023 Make the specific universal and the world will beat a path to your door. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2023 Which is why Hyperion is such a special draw, tempting those who like to experience such extremes to beat a path to its 380 feet (115 meters) of towering trunk, branch and leaf. Duncan Madden, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Over the past two months, the U.K. has joined the U.S. in ratcheting up pressure on the Kremlin, helping to beat a path for other Western nations to sharpen their stances against Russia, officials and analysts say. Max Colchester, WSJ, 3 May 2022 Global collectors beat a path to her door. Mark Greif, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 Not everyone is so sure that business-class travelers will beat a path to a supersonic airplane. Christine Negroni, Robb Report, 30 June 2021

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“Beat a path.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beat%20a%20path. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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