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English definition of “go through the motions”

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go through the motions

to do something without believing it is important: After his wife died, he went through the motions of living without really feeling anything.
Translations of “go through the motions”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝裝樣子, 敷衍了事…
in Russian делать что-либо для проформы…
in Turkish âdet yerini bulsun diye yapmak, lâf olsun diye yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装装样子, 敷衍了事…
in Polish robić coś z obowiązku…
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