Idiom – Pound the pavement

  • Idiom – Pound the pavement.
  • Meaning –  To walk through the streets looking for a job. This idiom is used to describe the action of travelling the streets on foot looking for employment. To travel on foot; to walk or run. This idiomatic expression can also be used to refer to somebody campaigning for something or somebody seeking something.
  • In this expression the verb pound means to walk repeatedly.
  • Other words for pavement (British English) include footpath and sidewalk (American English).
  • To get fired means to be dismissed from your job.
Example:
  • “Sarah was fired in January. She’s been pounding the pavement for weeks. I hope she finds a job soon!”
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  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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