in lockstep (with someone or something)

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in lockstep (with someone or something)

Moving or acting simultaneously with, in conjunction with, or in the same manner as someone or something. Primarily heard in US. For the past two years, the senator and immigration reform activists have been in lockstep. The data clearly shows that rates of unemployment and depression rise in lockstep.
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in lockstep

mainly AMERICAN
If two people or things move in lockstep, they are very closely linked and dependent on one another, so that if one changes, the other changes too. Levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the air fell in lockstep with decreases in summer sunshine. Note: Lockstep is a way of marching in which the marchers follow as close behind each other as possible.
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Well, if Brexit ever does happen, later or sooner if ever at all, one of the more practical issues facing those Members of Parliament will indeed be whether they should follow in lockstep with the European Parliament when it comes it keeping time.
Washington has insisted on retaining sanctions on North Korea and has called for progress on inter-Korean relations to be in lockstep with progress on denuclearization.
Huskys CEO Rob Peabody said, Acquiring the Superior Refinery will increase Huskys downstream crude processing capacity, keeping value-added processing in lockstep with our growing production.
Philippine stocks were up on Thursday, moving in lockstep with the rest of the region, which was buoyed by gains in Wall Street overnight.
The bank, which said that Greece would remain with the eurozone, said that 'bullion has been trading in lockstep with the EUR.
Workers at the Bobov Dol coal mine have announced they will also hold a strike, the Bulgarian National Radio has reported.They have vowed to move in lockstep with colleagues at the Cherno More-Burgas mine, <a href="http://www.novinite.com/articles/163481/Burgas+Miners%27+Underground+Strike+Enters+Second+Day">where protest action is now in its second day.For over 35 hours, personnel from the Wednesday-Thursday night shift have remained underground, refusing to exit the pit until they receive two months' wages.Workers from the daily shift followed on Thursday afternoon.
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark, but the fact is they're in lockstep with Akin on the major women's health issues of our time," an email by Fluke read.
The bank declared a full-year dividend of ZAR6.05 a share, which grew in lockstep with earnings - at a rate of 26%.
"Our understanding is that we are pretty well in lockstep with India in terms of calling for unity and calling for a democratic, peaceful path forward," she said.
Coulter facetiously and snidely refers to Michelle Obama as a "saint" and "Mother Teresa" and suggests that her public service career "advanced in lockstep with the political advancement of her husband."
The evidence is several years of radar data that show Titan is rotating not quite in lockstep with its 16-day orbital period and other gravitational influences, as dynamicists had expected.
"The Trojan couch: How the mental health guilds allow medical diagnostics scientific research and jurisprudence to be subverted in lockstep with the political aims of their gay sub-components."
Manufacturing worked in lockstep with us to assure we lived up to that."
Although the clouds lie 5,000 light-years above the galaxy's disk, they rotate in lockstep with it, he reports in an upcoming Astrophysical Journal Letters.
This rating followed a rise in the first quarter which ended a period of eight straight quarters in which the Midwest MTI declined in lockstep with the slowdown in manufacturing.