Meaning of giant steps

gi'ant steps"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
  2. the longest step that a player is capable of making in this game. Cf. baby step, umbrella step.
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