hit the streets

idiom

Definition of hit the streets

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

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“Hit the streets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20streets. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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