What does go through the motions mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go through the motions in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go through the motions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for go through the motions

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • seguir todo el procedimientoSpanish
  • passer par les mouvementsFrench

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