After almost three years of attacks on his weight, the New Jersey governor seems to have found his stride.
He keeps it very light on set and fun, taking everything all in with stride.
She toughened up, took the job in stride, fired some people who lied to the international press, and made some enemies.
The Swede, however, seems to be taking his newly found “It Boy” status in stride.
ARIES Hitting your stride, you personify progressive ideals without seeming like a free radical.
Then taking a stride deeper into the water, he scrambled on board.
At the end of the fourth stride Mr Vladimir felt infuriated and uneasy.
Then he squared his shoulders and turned him about in order to stride haughtily and indignantly from the room.
He walked along the apartments with the stride of exultation and triumph.
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.