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giant steps

noun, (used with a singular verb)
a children's game in which a leader calls upon individual players to advance toward him or her in a given number and variety of steps, the object being for one person to tag the leader and for all of them to run back to the starting line without being caught by the leader. Any player who is caught becomes the leader.
giant step, the longest step that a player is capable of making in this game. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The preacher is fond of walking and strides along with giant steps.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • Above all, mathematics, as being the most perfect type of the new sciences, has progressed with giant steps.

    Underground Man Gabriel Tarde
  • Two or three giant steps brought him to the spoiled place of rest.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton
  • Tiers of ledges had been cut and blasted in the native rock, extending from the sea back into the land in a series of giant steps.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • They were not seen, were sailing in giant steps up another stair, hopes rising high.

  • With eager rapidity we flitted among the black shadows of the cavern, till we reached a winding flight of giant steps.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • Each row was a little lower than the row to the north, so that the tiers took on the form of a flight of giant steps.

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