lip service

lip service  {n.}
Поддержка только на словах, а не на деле; показная лояльность не подтверждаемая на деле. — Обычно исп. с "pay".
Bv holding elections, communism pays lip service to democracy, but it offers only one candidate per office.
Some people pay lip service to education, but don't vote taxes for better schools.
Категории: (исп.) {n.}