Definition of in lockstep
: in a way that very closely matches someone or something else <Drug use and crime grew in lockstep.> <He had his own ideas and refused to march in lockstep with others in the party.>
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: a mode of marching in step by a body of persons going one after another as closely as possible
: a standard method or procedure that is mindlessly adhered to or that minimizes individuality
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