lip service


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lip service

n.
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect: "Lip service continues to be paid to resolving regional conflicts, but there is no sense of urgency" (Henry A. Kissinger).

lip service

n
insincere support or respect expressed but not put into practice

lip′ serv`ice


n.
insincere profession of friendship, admiration, support, etc.; service by words only.
lip′ serv`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lip service - an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
dissembling, feigning, pretense, pretence - pretending with intention to deceive
crocodile tears - a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping; "the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma"; "politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed"
Translations

lip service

n to pay lip service to sthessere favorevole a qc solo a parole
he pays lip service to environmentalism but ... → si professa ambientalista ma...
References in classic literature ?
O pay not a lip service to the gods And wrong them of their dues.
The PDP, while condoling Pa Fasoranti, charged the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to take immediate and decisive steps, 'beyond the lip service of the Buhari administration, to track down the killers without further delay and make them face the full wrath of the law, no matter who they are.'
'That's pure lip service! Ni ayaw nga pumirma ng waiver nung nabisto sya na may mahigit 2Bn (billion) pesos sa bangko,' the staunch Duterte critic said in a statement.
Lip service appears to be built-in into our election culture.
New Delhi [India], June 29 ( ANI ): The AIMIM on Thursday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on cow vigilantes as a 'mere lip service', adding atrocities in the name of 'Gau Bhakti' will continue as long as `Gau Rakshaks` get support from the BJP and RSS.
Government is going on focusing on service sector and only paying lip service to manufacturing sector.
This is simply lip service from a Labour Party who have no intention of actually delivering."
We may pay lip service to being a Christian country.
ACTRESS Fiona Button, who played Tess Roberts in the BBC 3 lesbian drama Lip Service, is making her RSC debut as Wendy in the new Christmas production Wendy & Peter Pan.
I recently created an online twitition via Twitter to petition BBC3 to recommission Lip Service for a third series.
It's nice to see a little lip service paid to that every now and then.
Urgent action, not lip service, is needed to ensure no other person dies in the same undignified way that Elaine passed away.