lip servicelip service
insincere expression of respect, loyalty, support, etc.: often in the phrase pay lip service to
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect: “Lip service continues to be paid to resolving regional conflicts, but there is no sense of urgency” (Henry A. Kissinger).
- (idiomatic) Empty talk; words absent of action or intention.
- The candidate gave lip service to fixing the problems, but it is doubtful that he will do much.
- (slang, vulgar) Cunnilingus, the act of using the mouth and tongue to stimulate the female genitals, especially the clitoris and labium. (Sometimes also referred to as giving lip.)
- Jack gave Samantha lip service.