stride for stride

stride for stride

1. At the same speed or pace (as someone else). No one expected the rookie to do well in his first Olympic race, but he matched the world record holders stride for stride. She was always able to keep up with the boys stride for stride as a kid.
2. At the same level of progress, skill, or success (as someone else) Many expected the new tech company to fold straight away, but it's been able to keep going stride for stride against the major competitors. Most local grocery stores end up closing down when a major retail chain moves into town, but this mom-and-pop shop is matching them stride for stride.
See also: stride

(match somebody) ˌstride for ˈstride

keep doing something as well as somebody else, even though they keep making it harder for you: We’ve managed to match our closest competitors stride for stride as regards prices.
See also: stride
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Hamilton is almost stride for stride with Michael Schumacher's recordbreaking achievements but knows he will have to retain his desire for years to come to be the all-time greatest.
Hamilton is almost stride for stride with Michael Schumacher's record-breaking achievements but knows he will have to retain his desire for years to come to be the all-time greatest.
United have collected an impressive 19 points with six wins, 21 goals scored and just two conceded as they almost match Manchester City stride for stride with a goal difference only one off their neighbours.
After the field settled down to tackle the undulating tracks and grass sections, Dover and Taylor quickly settled into a rhythm going stride for stride at the head of affairs.
The two players matched each other stride for stride in the final set, each keeping their own serve.
With South North matched stride for stride by Newcastle in a curtailed match, wins for South Shields, Chester-le-Street and Tynemouth in the only three completed games left the top six teams separated by just 18 points.
Nikki Layne matched Claudine stride for stride over the first lap of the course, but then pulled out of the race at the halfway stage, leaving Roghi to romp to a victory.
With confidence high C Band matched second placed Danby Rovers stride for stride in match three, with the only question left to answer was how the game finished goalless.
But he matched the 2014 World 60m silver and 110m European bronze medallist stride for stride for the first-half of the race in a performance that by far exceeded his experience.
Labour pay price for attitude to Scotland DAFYDD Wigley makes a point in his piece on Labour (Post, January 1) that they destroyed any chance of forming a government, by their silly venture into Scottish domestic affairs last September, arriving in Scotland, arm in arm, stride for stride, with the anathema, to the Scots, The Conservative Party.
But we've come up against one of the favourites for the league and matched them stride for stride.
Summary: London: Novak Djokovic continued to match title rival Andy Murray stride for stride with a .
Grotowski and Garcia-Thompson were far from overawed by the occasion, matching the Canadian pairing of Martin Reader and Joshua Binstock stride for stride in the early exchanges.
Herd came up against the relentless running of Parker at White Hart Lane and matched the Tottenham dynamo stride for stride with endeavour and enthusiasm.
Kate grinned broadly as William approached her vantage point in the Galilee Porch of St George's Chapel, walKing stride for stride next to the Prince of Wales.