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lip service

noun

Simple Definition of lip service

  • : support for someone or something that is expressed by someone in words but that is not shown in that person's actions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lip service

  1. :  an avowal of advocacy, adherence, or allegiance expressed in words but not backed by deeds —usually used with pay

Examples of lip service in a sentence

  1. She paid lip service to blue-collar workers, but she did nothing to help them.

  2. So far all we've gotten from him is lip service.



1644

First Known Use of lip service

1644


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