hit one's stride

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hit one's stride

US
: to begin to do something in a confident and effective way after starting slowly
  • Both teams seem to have hit their stride in the second half.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. : an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

stride play
  1. : to stand astride

  2. : to move with or as if with long steps

  3. : to take a very long step

  1. : a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions

  2. : the most effective natural pace : maximum competence or capability

  3. : a long step


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