lip service noun
: support for someone or something that is expressed by someone in words but that is not shown in that person's actions
: an avowal of advocacy, adherence, or allegiance expressed in words but not backed by deeds —usually used with pay
Examples of LIP SERVICE
- She paid lip service to blue-collar workers, but she did nothing to help them.
- So far all we've gotten from him is lip service.
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