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 in a Sentence
followed the lockstep that had been in his family for generations: prep school, Ivy League university, job on Wall Street
Recent Examples of lockstep from the Web
Songs in the middle of the record are marked by tight, dissonant arrangements where the core of Jones, guitarist Jeff Libersher, and bassist Dante Kester create lockstep patterns with a slew of harmony singers and horn players.
And culture does not march in lockstep with income, or at least not right away:
The president is the leader of his party, yet Trump has struggled to get Republican lawmakers moving in lockstep on health care and other major issues, leaving no signature legislation in his first five months in office.
The band’s signature sonics are in place – the helicopter swirl of the Edge’s guitar in lockstep with the rhythm section of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr., overlaid with Bono’s soaring, incantatory vocals.
What separates Crosby is an ability to raise his play in lockstep with the stakes.
The earlier dates were chosen to remain in lockstep with the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, which has been scheduled for the following weekend.
One reason Senate Republicans have not unified behind a central plan on health care or taxes is because top White House officials — including Trump — do not seem to be in lockstep on the issues.
Western countries’ growth used to move in lockstep with their energy consumption, but that phenomenon is starting to decouple in advanced economies.
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Definition of lockstep for English Language Learners
: a way of marching in which people follow each other very closely
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