- 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.
- “Sarah was fired in January. She’s been pounding the pavement for weeks. I hope she finds a job soon!”
- 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.