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what is " Lip service " ? "In spite of promising equal pay for women, the management is suspected of paying lip service to the promotion of women's rights."
Jan 26, 2011 7:09 PM
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If somebody gives/pays lip service to something, he or she is just talking about approval of idea,completely agree with it but that is only his/hers empty words and not sincere.You will see no real support in the deeds. Ex: She claims to be in favour of training, but so far she's only paid lip service to the idea. In your sentence women were cheated by the management.Who taked nice words but with no real intention to implement that in reality.
January 26, 2011
insincere support or respect expressed but not put into practice. www.thefreedictionary.com
January 26, 2011
it means 'giving approval or support insincerely' cowboy...
January 27, 2011
to say that you agree with and support an idea or plan but not do anything to help it to succeed The company pays lip service to the notion of racial equality but you look around you and all you see are white faces. (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give+lip+service+to) 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.(http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/lip+service.html) Some people pay lip service to education, but don't vote taxes for better schools./ Source: A Dictionary of American Idioms
January 29, 2011
well, i've been given lip service before, but in an entirely different context lol
January 27, 2011
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