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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