Johnson called it “not much more than lip-service to his pledge to begin withdrawing by this summer.”
Since then, lip-service and ceremonial have taken the place of healing the sick and raising the dead.
They may render it lip-service, but that is quite another thing.
Vain will be your lip-service; vain your cold, heartless offerings.
Jack laughed,—the sound with no real music in it, the sort of lip-service merely.
There is no lack of lip-service to the sea-creed in these islands.
By all means take heed of this turning the worship of God into lip-service.
The man who expects anything more than lip-service from his friends is a very young man.
So you seceded from Secession right away, to pay for that lip-service, hey?
Yet there was a distinguishing, cordial charm in his courtesy; it was not all 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.”
Insincere expression of friendship, admiration, agreement, support, etc: lip service for the volunteers