in lockstep
phrasal in perfect or rigid often mindless conformity or unison <
politicians marching in lockstep with the party line
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in lockstep — (with sb/sth) ► at the same time and same rate as: rise/fall/move in lockstep »Gold prices don t tend to rise or fall in lockstep with those for stocks and other financial assets. ► agreeing completely with someone: »The Senator seems to be in… …   Financial and business terms

  • in lockstep — chiefly US : in a way that very closely matches someone or something else Drug use and crime grew in lockstep. [=they grew at the same time and at the same rate] He refused to march in lockstep with [=to conform with] others in the party. • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in lockstep with sb — in lockstep (with sb/sth) ► at the same time and same rate as: rise/fall/move in lockstep »Gold prices don t tend to rise or fall in lockstep with those for stocks and other financial assets. ► agreeing completely with someone: »The Senator seems …   Financial and business terms

  • in lockstep with sb/sth — in lockstep (with sb/sth) ► at the same time and same rate as: rise/fall/move in lockstep »Gold prices don t tend to rise or fall in lockstep with those for stocks and other financial assets. ► agreeing completely with someone: »The Senator seems …   Financial and business terms

  • in lockstep with sth — in lockstep (with sb/sth) ► at the same time and same rate as: rise/fall/move in lockstep »Gold prices don t tend to rise or fall in lockstep with those for stocks and other financial assets. ► agreeing completely with someone: »The Senator seems …   Financial and business terms

  • lockstep — lock‧step [ˈlɒkstep ǁ ˈlɑːk ] noun in lockstep (with something) if two amounts, levels etc rise and fall in lockstep with each other, they rise and fall at the same time: • Because most managers are unwilling to make distinctions among their… …   Financial and business terms

  • Lockstep (computing) — Lockstep systems are redundant computing systems that run the same set of operations at the same time in parallel. The output from lockstep operations can be compared to determine if there has been a fault.To run in lockstep, each system is set… …   Wikipedia

  • Lockstep — [ Auburn Prison, c.1910 ] Lockstep marching or simply lockstep refers to marching, in the USA, in a very close single file in such a way that the leg of each person in the file moves in the same way and at the same time as the corresponding leg… …   Wikipedia

  • lockstep — noun 1. a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly the union s support had been in lockstep for years • Hypernyms: ↑standing operating procedure, ↑standard operating procedure, ↑SOP, ↑standard procedure 2. a manner of marching in file in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lockstep — noun /ˈlɒkstɛp/ a) A step whereby the toe of one man is brought very close to the heel of the man in front. The CIAs analysts learned to march in lockstep, conforming to conventional wisdom. b) Close connection, unison, rigid synchronization …   Wiktionary

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