hit the street


: to become available for illegal purchase
These new illegal drugs only recently hit the street.

Examples of hit the street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lean in and look at four of the highest-performance production sedans ever to hit the street. Jack R. Nerad, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2021 The first of the new trucks should hit the street in 2023, according to postal officials. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 The trucks will hit the street in the second quarter with safety drivers onboard, but by 2024, the 25 vehicles will go fully autonomous, the Dallas Morning News reports. Chris Morris, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2023 On walking tours, guides connect to guests via smart phone with a Gimbal support to stabilize the video and headphones to communicate then hit the street, or palace, or hop in a gondola in Venice, or go up in a hot air balloon. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2023 When Vogue’s very own Francesca Ragazzi hit the street style scene, her finishing fashion touch of choice was a pair of Penny loafers that were perfectly polished. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2023 They are expected to hit the street by the end of 2023. Jacob Bogage, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2022 The bureau’s Focused Intervention Team, a team of two sergeants and 12 officers who hit the street on Jan. 19 to deter gun violence, has seized 25 guns and made more than 80 arrests in the past two months, Lovell said. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2022 The scenes included the familiar — yellow buses hit the street on 1,500 routes, tearful hugs and goodbyes exchanged between the youngest and their parents, happy reunions made with friends. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Hit the street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20street. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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