Lip Service

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  • Lip service — is an idiom meaning minimal compliance only .Lip service may also refer to: * Lip Service (TV series) * Lip Service , a song by Elvis Costello from This Year s Model * Lip Service (game show), a game show aired in the 1990s on MTV * Lip Service …   Wikipedia

  • Lip service — Lip Lip (l[i^]p), n. [OE. lippe, AS. lippa; akin to D. lip, G. lippe, lefze, OHG. lefs, Dan. l[ae]be, Sw. l[ a]pp, L. labium, labrum. Cf. {Labial}.] 1. One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lip service — something proffered but not performed, 1640s, from LIP (Cf. lip) (n.) + SERVICE (Cf. service) (n.). Earlier in same sense was lip labour (1530s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lip service — lip .service n pay lip service to sb/sth to say that you support or agree with something without doing anything to prove it ▪ organizations that pay lip service to career development …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lip service — lip server. insincere expression of friendship, admiration, support, etc.; service by words only: He paid only lip service to the dictator. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • lip service — When people pay lip service to something, they express their respect, but they don t act on their words, so the respect is hollow and empty …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lip service — [n] empty talk duplicity, hollow words, insincerity, token agreement, tongue in cheek, unctuousness; concepts 267,542,545 …   New thesaurus

  • lip service — n. insincere expression of respect, loyalty, support, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lip service — noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction • Syn: ↑hypocrisy • Derivationally related forms: ↑hypocritical (for: ↑hypocrisy) • Hypernyms: ↑pretense, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip service —    When people pay lip service to something, they express their respect, but they don t act on their words, so the respect is hollow and empty.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you pay lip service to an idea or cause, you give verbal… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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