Definition of 'lip service'
Example sentences containing 'lip service'
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He had to pay lip service to the idea that he would support them, rather than lead them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bunting brigade are just giving lip service to the idea of craft. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Senior bankers pay lip service to the idea of restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We cannot any longer pay lip service to morality. Positive Parent Power (1991)Yes, they would pay lip service to the idea of compliance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The current government pays lip service to that ethos, but its actions are far from it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In allowing the publication of names and a media presence the Court of Appeal pays lip service to the notion of open justice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I went to a couple of games but I was paying lip service to it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In their press conferences yesterday, both men paid lip service to the idea that it was the players who would win the game, not the coaches. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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