Definition of lip service
: 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
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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LIP SERVICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lip service for English Language Learners
: support for someone or something that is expressed by someone in words but that is not shown in that person's actions
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