hit one's stride

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hit one's stride (third-person singular simple present hits one's stride, present participle hitting one's stride, simple past and past participle hit one's stride)

  1. when walking or running, to reach a full or comfortable pace
    I usually start running slowly for a warm-up and then hit my stride a few minutes into the run.
  2. (figuratively) to reach a full level of efficiency, competence, comfort, etc.; to get going
    They had a baby just as she was hitting her stride professionally.