Definitions for go through the motions

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  1. go through the motions(verb)

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

    "She isn't really working--she's just going through the motions"

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  1. go through the motions(Verb)

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

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