lockstep

lockstep
noun
1. a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
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the union's support had been in lockstep for years

2. a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
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the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep

Hypernyms: ↑march, ↑marching

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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