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lip service

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlip serviceˈlip ˌservice noun   pay lip service to somebody/something
Examples from the Corpus
lip serviceLittle has really changed despite lip service paid to the democratic process.That they were now even giving lip service to these ideas is significant.Some made a good job of the sandwich element, but many paid it lip service.They wonder if your support is mere lip service.Politicians pay lip service to crime.Though everybody pays lip service to performance, politics is often the ultimate arbiter of their fate.It pays lip service to local choices but provides no specific means to make them more rational and efficient.Local authorities are expected to pay more than lip service to this requirement.
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