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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  01/MAI/2006 11:13 PM
Assunto:  Go through the motions
 
Mensagem: 

To do something without enthusiasm, without commitment.

 

Mary and Bill are married, but they are only going through the motions.  They are making no effort to understand one another, help each other, etc.  Their "marriage" will never last.

 

John says he's studying biology, but I think he's just going through the motions.  He goes to class, but I never see him studying.  He doesn't seem to care what kind of grades he gets on his exams and reports.  It's too bad.  He could have been a good biologist.

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Go through the motions  –  mano  01/MAI/2006, 8:34 PM
 Go through the motions  –  Dale/RS  01/MAI/2006, 11:13 PM
Go through the motions  –  Márcio Osório  02/MAI/2006, 10:56 AM
Go through the motions  –  Percival  02/MAI/2006, 2:16 PM
Go through the motions  –  Johannes  02/MAI/2006, 2:39 PM

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