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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After matching Manchester City stride for stride last season, narrowly missing out on a first league title in 29 years, Liverpool are in a good place to fight for the honour again this term.
ADAM GEMILI set his sights on the World Championship 100 metres final after matching Yohan Blake stride for stride.
Concacaf Gold Cup From 11.30pm By Dan Childs HAITI have matched Costa Rica stride for stride in Concacaf Gold Cup Group B and they can take at least a point off Los Ticos when the teams go head-to-head at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Liverpool, having lifted the Champions League and matched Manchester City stride for stride in last season's title race, will be expected to get off to a winning start against Farke's side.
THE fight for the Premier League title race has been fierce this season, with City and Liverpool matching each other stride for stride.
THE Premier Division title race is going to the wire as Killingworth are matching leaders Newcastle University stride for stride - the pair racking up 6-1 wins on the road at the weekend.
Summary: Ahed matched Nejmeh stride for stride Sunday, defeating Shabab al-Sahel 1-0 to move level with their city rivals on 25 points in the seesawing Lebanese Premier League title race.
We bowled along and stride for stride, my faithful friend was by my side.
Special mention to Storm Reid, too, with the 15-year-old matching her more experienced co-stars stride for stride.
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.
The two players matched each other stride for stride in the final set, each keeping their own serve.
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.
"But we've come up against one of the favourites for the league and matched them stride for stride. Now we'll be looking to win down at Millwall."