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lockstep

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noun lock·step \ˈläk-ˌstep\

Simple Definition of lockstep

  • : a way of marching in which people follow each other very closely

Full Definition of lockstep

  1. 1 :  a mode of marching in step by a body of persons going one after another as closely as possible

  2. 2 :  a standard method or procedure that is mindlessly adhered to or that minimizes individuality

in lockstep
  1. :  in perfect or rigid often mindless conformity or unison <politicians marching in lockstep with the party line>

Examples of lockstep

  1. <followed the lockstep that had been in his family for generations: prep school, Ivy League university, job on Wall Street>



Circa 1802

First Known Use of lockstep

circa 1802



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