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in lockstep

Definition of in lockstep

chiefly US

  1. :  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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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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