To just say something but not actually do it. To pretend that you believe a certain thing but not
practice that belief.
The company pays lip service to equal rights, but has only one woman working for them and she’s underpaid.
telling someone what they want to hear.
could be used to get something, or get out of a lecture
you: yea im listening clean the bathroom im on it
dad: you’re not just giving me lip service are you
saying something but not really meaning it, often like kissing-up.
He paid lip service to his boss because he wants to get promoted.
1. empty talk, speech that the speaker will not likely act upon
2. oral sex, especially cunnilingus
He gave lip service to the idea of socialized medicine but did not tell the government about his thoughts on the matter.
To say something just for the sake of something or someone else
The boy paid his father lip service but as usual went and did his own thing.
Pretending to believe or feel something
Teacher:”Now say you’re sorry”
1. When someone says they’re going to do something when they aren’t going to do anything to support it. Bankers often give lip service.
2. The act of licking a vagina.
Person A: Oh, don’t worry, I’ll take care of that right away.
Person B: Meh, that’s probably just lip service, I won’t get too excited.