hit the streets

idiom

informal
: to go out in search of something or for a specific purpose
The reporters hit the streets to interview passersby.

Examples of hit the streets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As her son hit the streets, Southern California experienced one of the most grueling and intense heat waves of the year. Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2023 To kick things off, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis hit the streets of New York City in exciting new behind-the-scenes shots capturing their character's latest fashion moments. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Oct. 2022 In June, the recording Live at the Roxy: May 3, 1991 was unleashed, with the 30th anniversary rerelease of the Hip’s seminal album Fully Completely to hit the streets this fall, which includes a one-day screening of the band’s 1993 tour documentary Heksenketel in select Canadian theaters on Oct. 5. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 30 Sep. 2022 The Angels still hit the streets and ride the trains seven days a week. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 See all Example Sentences for hit the streets 

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“Hit the streets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20streets. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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