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    not taking people seriously

    How to say in English about someone simply saying something to deal with some others in the hope to just make him satisfied or let him go.

    How about

    eg. He doesn't take you seriously ?
    eg. He just pays lip service to you ?

    But I find that the above examples are not exactly meant to the situation. Any comments

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: not taking people seriously

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    How to say in English about someone simply saying something to deal with some others in the hope to just make him satisfied or let him go.

    How about

    eg. He doesn't take you seriously ?
    eg. He just pays lip service to you ?

    But I find that the above examples are not exactly meant to the situation. Any comments

    Thanks in advance
    You could try "He is just humoring you."

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    A good option indeed :)

    To be specific, someone is saying something trivial or unimportant and hopefully the listener will go :P

    And the third person knows it and tell that person. He is just humoring you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    A good option indeed :)

    To be specific, someone is saying something trivial or unimportant and hopefully the listener will go :P

    And the third person knows it and tell that person. He is just humoring you ?
    Exactly. When one humors someone, one tells him something that he wants to hear and then one does what one wanted to all along. :wink:

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    Thanks :)

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Thanks :)
    You're very welcome. 8)

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