Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect.
Insincere expression of respect, loyalty, support, etc.
Lip-service Sentence Examples
The long-promised abolition of the grist tax was not explicitly mentioned, opposition to the railway redemption contracts was transformed into approval, and the vaunted reduction of taxation replaced by lip-service to the Conservative deity of financial equilibrium.
Vainly did Louis, brought back a captive to Paris, swear on the I4th of September 1791 solemnly mere lip-service to the constitution; the mistrustful party of revolution abandoned the constitution they had only just obtained, and to guard against the sovereigns mental reservations and the selfish policy of the middle classes, appealed to the main force of the people.
But Buddhist clergy continue to reject him as a fake or pay only lip service to Beijing's demands to recognize him.
Unfortunately, in most cases there was little follow-through on the part of university administrations on a academic or administrative level beyond this lip-service.
I don't want to sound too hostile to the Leppers - I suppose even lip service is better than nothing.