- pound the pavement, Informal. to walk the streets in order to accomplish something: If you're going to find work you'd better start pounding the pavement.
Origin of pavement
Examples from the Web for pavement
Blood spatters on the pavement seem to confirm that he was moving toward Wilson when the instantly fatal shot was fired.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America
November 26, 2014
This year, however, Democratic dominance at pounding the pavement might finally be challenged.
Democrats have long dominated at pounding the pavement in the Hawkeye State.
“For some unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the pavement at a gradual angle,” the troopers wrote.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006
July 17, 2014
Buzzfeed assures me that deadbeats camped out on the pavement in big cities are hipsters.Why Do We Hate Hipsters So F'ing Much?
July 13, 2014
The man was stretched on the pavement brutishly drunk and dead to the world.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
His ardent young eyes worshiped her as he stood on the pavement.
Thus it was possible to ring the doorbell from the pavement, and this the stranger did.
He hesitated on the pavement, his eyes searching the shadowy balcony.
There was no indication of the six miles of pavement which later were to be Fallon's pride.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a roadUS and Canadian word: sidewalk
- a paved surface, esp one that is a thoroughfare
- the material used in paving
- civil engineering the hard layered structure that forms a road carriageway, airfield runway, vehicle park, or other paved areas
- geology a level area of exposed rock resembling a paved roadSee limestone pavement
Word Origin and History for pavement
mid-13c., from Old French pavement "roadway, pathway; paving stone" (12c.) and directly from Latin pavimentum "hard floor, level surface beaten firm," from pavire (see pave).
Idioms and Phrases with pavement
see pound the pavement.