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  1. Newbie
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    Post Doing unwillingly

    Is there an idiom/phrase to express "doing something as a duty without enthusiasm".

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    Re: Doing unwillingly

    'Go through the motions (of doing something)' ── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionar...oing-something
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Doing unwillingly

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/perfunctory

    "Perfunctory" may be the word you want.

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