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Dictionary entry overview: What does go through the motions mean?
• GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS (verb)
The verb GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS has 1 sense:
1. pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
Familiarity information: GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||go through the motions [BACK TO TOP]|
Pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
She isn't really working--she's just going through the motions
Hypernyms (to "go through the motions" is one way to...):
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