Definition of lip service noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lip service

BrE BrE//ˈlɪp sɜːvɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪp sɜːrvɪs//
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if somebody pays lip service to something, they say that they approve of it or support it, without proving their support by what they actually do All the parties pay lip service to environmental issues.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lip service