for the sake of appearances
Definition of for the sake of appearances
: because other people think it is the proper thing to do She is only attending the banquet for the sake of appearances.
Word by Word Definitions
: end, purpose
: the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (such as an ideal)
: personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit
: a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot
: external show : semblance
: outward aspect : look
: outward indication
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