without breaking stride

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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He was dispossessed by Ayoze Perez and Maddison pounced on the loose ball to clip a beautifully-weighted pass through for Vardy, who took aim without breaking stride and lashed the ball home.
Rashford slipped a perfectly-weighted pass to Martial in the Wolves area and the French forward blasted a superb strike into the roof of the net without breaking stride.
Rashford slipped a perfectly-weighted pass to Martial in the Wolves area and the French forward blasted a superb strike into the roof of the net without breaking stride.Solskjaer had called for Martial to be more clinical and, his message received loud and clear, the Norwegian clapped approvingly on the touchline.
Without breaking stride, Robertson thrashed a left-footed strike towards goal, only to be denied by a brilliant flying save from Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
Mkhitaryan intercepted Adam Smith's woeful crossfield pass and finished without breaking stride when Ozil's cut-back arrived 10 yards out.
"He's still not flying out, but his jumping is something to behold and it's breathtaking the way he takes first hurdle almost without breaking stride.
Without breaking stride, Stevens took on the shot first-time, but skewed it horribly wide of the near-post.
"With CLEAR, a member's eyes and fingers replace their ID enabling them to verify their identity and speed through dedicated security lanes with less friction and greater predictability, so they can get where they are going without breaking stride," a news release said.
McClure played it wide to Sean Wilbert and without breaking stride he lashed home an unstoppable drive from 14 yards.
Richarlison began the move behind Sigurdsson, but got his head down, busted a gut and, without breaking stride, collected Sigurdsson's pass in the area and finished first time.
Richarlison began the move behind Sigurdsson, but got his head down, bust a gut and without breaking stride, collected Sigurdsson's pass in the area and finished first time.
A Bristol error on their own line - a player picked up in an offside position when the Scarlets looked certain to score - saw international referee Nigel Owens award a penalty try, then in the final move of the match, Dan Jones's sublime chip was gathered by Kieron Fonotia without breaking stride and the former Osprey found that man Blommetjies on his outside for the match-winner.
Without breaking stride Shelvey swept the ball home to run on, arms wide in celebration.
And in recent times, the 25-year-old has swapped his No.13 shirt for the wing, and without breaking stride made a similar impact for England and the British Lions.
Without breaking stride, he cracked a bullet-like drive past which crashed back off the post.