Posted by Smokey Stover on October 05, 2006
In Reply to: 'hit the stride' posted by ESC on October 05, 2006
: : What does 'hit the stride' mean?
: Do you mean "hit your stride"?
: A person is going for a walk and at first there are "kinks" and the pace is slow. But the more he or she walks, the body limbers up and the walker is easier, more efficient.
: From Merriam-Webster online: Stride: b : the most effective natural pace : maximum competence or capability -- often used in the phrase hit one's stride
: Examples: She didn't really hit her stride until she was 40 years old. I didn't hit my stride until I'd been working on the project six months.
"Hit one's stride" is synonymous with "Reach one's stride."