Origin of lip service
OTHER WORDS FROM lip servicelip server, noun
Words nearby lip service
How to use lip service in a sentence
Some of this is clearly marketing lip service, and far greater regulatory efforts are needed to help nudge consumers into more sustainable choices, and place checks on a slow-moving industry that contributes heavily to climate change.
We thought people kind of paid lip service to it, but apparently it’s very important to them.The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It's the Climate's Turn|Justin Worland|April 15, 2021|Time
The influencer equity gap contrasts with the lip service that so many marketers have paid to diversity, equity and inclusion in the past year.
Indeed, for many years — with a few notable exceptions — marketers paid lip service to doing their bit.Why ethical dilemmas are putting brands and their media buying in the spotlight|Seb Joseph|January 21, 2021|Digiday
The question is whether companies are just paying lip service to the idea of doing good.
Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
Henri Paul actually worked for the French Secret Service and he had €200,000 in his account when he only earned €30,000 a year.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.
The badness of the gunpowder used by the Mexicans, was again of great service to us.
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
And now, monsieur, if you will communicate to me the nature of your affair, you shall find me entirely at your service.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for lip service
Cultural definitions for lip service
Insincere agreement; to “pay lip service” is to consent in one's words while dissenting in one's heart: “The boss's support of affirmative action was merely paying lip service; he never committed himself to it in any substantial way.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with lip service
Verbal but insincere expression of agreement or support. It is often put as pay or give lip service, as in They paid lip service to holding an election next year, but they had no intention of doing so. [Mid-1600s]