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English definition of “make (all) the right, correct, etc. noises”

make (all) the right, correct, etc. noises

mainly UK
to say the things you are expected to say, sometimes when you do not mean them: He made all the right noises about my audition but I couldn't tell if he was genuinely impressed.
(Definition of make (all) the right, correct, etc. noises from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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