knock on doors


: to go to each house or apartment in an area to talk with the people who live there
Campaign workers have been knocking on doors throughout the neighborhood.

Examples of knock on doors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the Royals and Chiefs spending $3 million-plus on ads, consultants and people to knock on doors to promote the stadiums sales tax, opposition groups with far fewer dollars are relying on public skepticism and committed volunteers canvassing neighborhoods to defeat Question 1 on April 2. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 Time will tell whether its vast online support network is willing to knock on doors to meet these requirements and push Kennedy through to election day. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 7 Feb. 2024 Nearly 5,000 government workers fanned out across the country to knock on doors, scrutinize police and investigative files and scour vaccination records, public-aid registers and voting rolls. Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Presidential campaigns: The conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, which endorsed Nikki Haley two weeks ago, has now deployed more than 100 people across Iowa to knock on doors for her. Elizabeth Both, NBC News, 11 Dec. 2023 Raise your voice, march in the streets, sign petitions, make calls, and knock on doors to get your neighbors involved. Elizabeth Warren, Glamour, 22 Jan. 2024 On a warm Friday evening, Sandra Ung, one of the five Asian Americans elected to the Council in 2021, walked north on Main Street in Flushing to knock on doors. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 As part of the larger agreement, the Service Employees International Union California avoids a ballot measure fight that would have cost millions of dollars and can instead redirect union workers to knock on doors and make calls in support of other labor priorities in 2024. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 The coalition will be advertising on television, the internet and through the mail while mobilizing the party’s volunteer base to knock on doors in Republican districts to warn legislators against impeaching Justice Protasiewicz. Reid J. Epstein, New York Times, 6 Sep. 2023

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“Knock on doors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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