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 for lock step
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lock step \Lock" step`\n.
     1. A mode of marching by a body of men going one after
        another as closely as possible, in which the leg of each
        moves at the same time with the corresponding leg of the
        person before him.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Hence: (fig.) The slavish copying of one person's actions
        by another; as, party members who vote in lockstep with
        the leadership.

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