lockstep lockstep  /ˈlɑk ˌstɛp/


  1. (n) a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
  2. (n) a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead


  1. Instead of demanding lockstep, grade-level achievement, schools in some states could meet the NCLB goals by demonstrating adequate student growth.
  2. He famously bucked the minimalist lockstep of the mid-'90s to unleash a collection of clothing made of candy-colored polyvinyl chloride.
  3. For the past several weeks, the usually lockstep Bush Administration has done its best to maintain a unified front in the face of these queries.


  1. Kroenke wants unity in organization

    DENVER -- In the past 10 days, Nuggets president Josh Kroenke saw an unraveling of the fabric of an organization that he much rather would have been in lockstep.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Councilmatic Allows Chicagoans To Watch The Watchmen

    Want to know what legislation is in the works in City Council, what your alderman is voting for (or against), and how often those votes are in lockstep with Mayor Emanuel’s agenda? [ more › ]
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Chicagoist


  1. "This is unacceptable to me, it's unacceptable to the American people," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells reporters, adding: "I call on the Senate Republicans to not walk lockstep as they have with the president for years in this war....
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: USA Today

  2. "Martha's opponent already is walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans," Obama said, criticizing Brown for opposing the president's proposed tax on Wall Street. "She's got your back, her opponent's got Wall Street's back. Bankers don't...
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "There's no secretary general of the United Nations that's going to be in lockstep with the United States or any other country with regard to its policies," McCormack said. "It's not that person's job."
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Sean McCormack Source: TIME

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