without breaking (one's) stride

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without breaking (one's) stride

Without stopping or slowing down while walking or running. The forward made a masterful and elegant pass back to the striker without breaking her stride. Police say the man was walking down the street and then, without breaking stride, snatched the woman's purse from her table.
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without breaking ˈstride

(especially American English) without stopping what you are doing: The police officers looked at him as they passed, but walked on without breaking stride.
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Leighton Baines' deft ball from the left was helped on by Osman and Lukaku, without breaking his stride, swept in a precise low finish past Guzan from the edge of the box.
Helenius displayed great vision to send Weimann scampering towards the right corner flag and when the Austrian drilled the ball across the face of goal, Benteke forced it in from close range without breaking his stride.
Boyd spotted the visiting keeper had fatally drifted off his line and as the ball bounced kindly for him the striker smoothly chipped it without breaking his stride and it arched perfectly under the bar from 22 yards out.
Pele played a square pass into the right channel 25 yards from goal and up charged Carlos Alberto from his right-back position where, without breaking his stride, he hammered the ball past Italy goalkeeper Enrico Albertosi.
Without breaking his stride, Roy casually replied, "Good morning Jules," and carried on his way.
Christopher Chapple (Mailbag Sept 16) tells us that he walks to crossings looking both ways before stepping out without breaking his stride.
It's exciting to be here,' said Dillon, whose gold chain popped off his neck early in the race, and he somehow managed to snag it in midair without breaking his stride.
Bryson played a neat one-two with sub Tom Brighton and sent a superb diagonal ball to O'Donnell who collected the ball and coolly slotted past Nelson without breaking his stride.
Without breaking his stride the Shrews' new boy broke the deadlock with a header from six yards.
And I was even more impressed when he was able to grab a leaflet from one of those Tenerife touts (traditionally Cockney wide-boys) without breaking his stride.
Without breaking his stride, he confidently put it low past the helpless Gould and into the corner of the net.
Andi Weimann, Liverpool 1 Villa 3, Anfield, December 15 2012: In a slick team move, the all-action Austrian receives the ball from Barry Bannan and after a nifty backheel from Christian Benteke sweeps in a stylish finish without breaking his stride during a famous win at Liverpool.