ExampleBecoming assistant to the MD is a step up the promotion ladder.
in step with
moving at the same rate as
ExampleThe pound rose in step with the dollar.
out of step with
not moving at the same rate as
ExamplesThe pound was out of step with other European currencies. • Wages are out of step with the cost of living.

Use step in a sentence

We had advised that the team take only one step at a time and focus on that one step fully.

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You should try to make sure that you are always taking the next step and not dwelling on the past.

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I had gone up a step on the corporate ladder, and was now a senior manager with a sizable department to look after. All in all, things were looking good.

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