Definitions for go through the motions
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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"
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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The Boy Scouts have gone through the motions -- they want more.
These men want closure and they want justice and they want this to stop happening, the Boy Scouts have gone through the motions -- they want more.
You go in, right, you’re tight, and you’re tense. You start going through the motions, and the poses, and stretching out, then when you’re done, you’re like, ‘I feel excellent.’.
We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.
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- seguir todo el procedimientoSpanish
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