Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A marching-step, executed by several men arranged in as close file as possible, in which each person follows exactly the step of the person before him. When prisoners march in this manner the hands of every man after the first are placed on the shoulders of the one in front of him.
- n. alternative spelling of lockstep.
“Many strategists and mangers blame funds' poor showing in 2011 on high levels of "correlation"—the tendency of stocks or asset classes to move in lock-step, which often happens when investors are fearful.”
“People have glommed onto the idea that because everything was trading in lock-step, opportunities weren't abundant," Mr. Birinyi says.”
“Journal Community In recent quarters, delinquencies have moved largely in lock-step with employment.”
“Then you extremists can look at me through your far-right-wing-colored glasses and call this crusty old seadog a "touchy-feely liberal" for not being in lock-step with the Republicans.”
“Financial markets often moved in lock-step, making it difficult for money managers to find safe places to invest.”
“The move signals what investors say could be the end of the longest run of lock-step trading between the two on record.”
“The past few weeks have been a contrast to previous months, when worries about the European governments defaulting on their debts or of upheaval in Middle Eastern countries had assets moving in lock-step.”
“If California Rep. Darrell Issa and other congressional members who are in lock-step with the NRA bosses want to get to the bottom of the ATF gun trafficking operation, they need to start looking at their own actions and lack of action.”
“It would be interesting to add up the number of times Mr. Klein trotted out his familiar accusation: that unions and their three-legged stool of tenure, seniority and lock-step pay are the chief obstacle to improvement.”
“At the same time, we must ensure that in mobilizing globally, we do not invite the establishment of ideological conformity and a new lock-step “ism.””
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