break (one's) stride

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break (one's) stride

To cease moving one's legs at a certain rhythm or pace. I had to break my stride to avoid the big branch in the middle of the path.
See also: break, stride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

break one's stride

to deviate from a rhythmic stride while walking, running, or marching. After I broke my stride, I never could pick up enough speed to win the race.
See also: break, stride
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bolger added: "Previously we tried to settle her a little bit and it meant breaking her stride and Kevin decided whatever happened he wasn't going to break her stride today.
After greeting his 5-1 winner, Akehurst said: "I said make it on Azygous and sit behind on this one but she was so fast out of the stalls and Neil said he didn't want to break her stride."