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go through the motions


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  • v. To do something in a mechanical, unreflective manner, especially as a matter of routine and without commitment or enthusiasm; to perform a task perfunctorily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it


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