The Swede, however, seems to be taking his newly found “It Boy” status in stride.
She toughened up, took the job in stride, fired some people who lied to the international press, and made some enemies.
After almost three years of attacks on his weight, the New Jersey governor seems to have found his stride.
The thing about Malik is he seemed quite comfortable with it, to take it all in his stride.
Chris Christie is taking all the hullabaloo about his body fat in stride.
Then taking a stride deeper into the water, he scrambled on board.
With one stride he had passed between the colonel and the door.
Then he squared his shoulders and turned him about in order to stride haughtily and indignantly from the room.
By the time of the Spanish War American industries had found their stride.
Cliff felt his stride falter, saw Vilma stumble, and he hurled himself forward furiously, gripping her arm.
Old English stridan "to straddle," from Proto-Germanic *stridanan (cf. Middle Low German strede "stride," Dutch strijd, Old High German strit, German Streit "fight, contention, combat," Old Norse striðr "strong, hard, stubborn, severe"), from root *strid- "to strive, make a strong effort." Meaning "to walk with long or extended steps" is from c.1200. Cognate words in most Germanic languages mean "to fight, struggle;" the notion behind the English usage might be the effort involved in making long strides, striving forward.
"a step in walking," Old English stride, from the root of stride (v.). Figurative meaning in make strides "make progress" is from c.1600. To take (something) in stride (1832), i.e. "without change of gait," originally is of horses leaping hedges in the hunting-field; figurative sense attested from 1902. Jazz music stride tempo is attested from 1938.