Simple Definition of lockstep
: a way of marching in which people follow each other very closely
Full Definition of lockstep
1 : a mode of marching in step by a body of persons going one after another as closely as possible
2 : a standard method or procedure that is mindlessly adhered to or that minimizes individuality
: in perfect or rigid often mindless conformity or unison <politicians marching in lockstep with the party line>
Examples of lockstep
<followed the lockstep that had been in his family for generations: prep school, Ivy League university, job on Wall Street>
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