lockstep

Definitions of lockstep
  1. noun
    a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
    “the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep
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    type of:
    march, marching
    the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
  2. noun
    a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
    “the union's support had been in lockstep for years”
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    type of:
    SOP, standard operating procedure, standard procedure, standing operating procedure
    a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely
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