an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
lip service Idiom, Proverb
support shown by words only and not by action They paid lip service to the proposal but I don
n. Support shown by words only and not by actions; a show of loyalty that is not proven in action. Usually used with "pay". Bv holding elections, communism pays lip service to democracy, but it offers only one candidate per office.Some people pay lip service to education, but don't vote taxes for better schools.
pay lip service
Idiom(s): pay lip service (to sth)
Theme: RESPECT - INSINCERE
to express loyalty, respect, or support for something insincerely. • You don't really care about politics. You're just paying lip service to the candidate. • Don't sit here and pay lip service. Get busy!