pound the streets/pavement

idiom

: to walk or run on the street especially in search of something
She's out there every day pounding the pavement, looking for work.
Hard-core joggers will pound the streets in all kinds of weather.

Examples of pound the streets/pavement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For this, the entrepreneur needs to leave the cubicle, pound the pavement and talk to the customer. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2024 Most people pound the pavement and glad-hand for months for far less, so consider this the season’s most unlikely master class. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2023 As is becoming typical of today's EVs, both pound the pavement with heavy curb weights. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 13 Oct. 2022 The black bear was spotted Sunday in Arlington, a relatively developed suburb, where bears do not routinely pound the pavement. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 However, the actor — now a Tony Award nominee for his performance as Eddie Ryan in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl — had to pound the pavement, quite literally, before Broadway finally came calling. Michael Gioia, PEOPLE.com, 3 June 2022 Thousands of supporters are expected to lace up the running or walking shoes and pound the pavement for the 11th annual Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2022 Participants got an opportunity to view the sunrise over Fort Lauderdale Beach and then pound the pavement to burn some calories before sitting down for their big turkey feast. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Dec. 2021 Many of the same bankers and political operatives relish calling college kids fragile and oversensitive, and spent years telling their parents who lost jobs and savings in the Great Recession to suck it up and pound the pavement. Jeff Hauser, The New Republic, 28 Oct. 2020

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“Pound the streets/pavement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20the%20streets%2Fpavement. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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