hit the ground


: to drop down to the ground suddenly
She hit the ground when the gunfire started.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nigerians expect the eventual winner of the presidential poll to hit the ground running in finding solutions to those problems, including tackling the country’s burgeoning debt profile, oil theft, and a controversial petrol subsidy that deprives the country of major oil revenue. Stephanie Busari, CNN, 21 Feb. 2023 Generally, if your heel tends to hit the ground first, a higher heel drop is preferred. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 2 Feb. 2023 Here’s a tremendous opportunity to hit the ground running. cleveland, 16 Jan. 2023 This show is such an ensemble piece, and to come into the final season and hit the ground running and shoulder that episode alone was pretty daunting for me. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2023 Adidas’s new chief executive officer, Bjørn Gulden, can’t quite hit the ground running yet, but his first move—setting a low bar—is turning out to be a pretty solid strategy for the company’s stock. Jinjoo Lee, wsj.com, 5 May 2023 Their official coronation ceremony is on May 6, but these two royals have hit the ground running in their new roles. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 2 May 2023 Topicals Co-founders Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng hit the ground running after their launch in 2020. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 24 Mar. 2023 Amani Hansberry hit the ground running at Mount Saint Joseph and has yet to stop for the No. 1 Gaels. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Hit the ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20ground. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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