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    Does the expression "lip service" has a meaning of flattery?
    Is it possible to say, "She said that he looked cool, but it was just her lip service."?

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    Default Re: Lip service

    'Lip service' means false flattery - just words, not truth.

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    Default Re: Lip service

    Quote Originally Posted by sato View Post
    'Lip service' means false flattery - just words, not truth.
    Not quite.

    If you pay lip service to something, you say that support it, but do little or nothing about it.

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