LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||02/MAI/2006 10:56 AM|
|Assunto:||Go through the motions|
To go through the motions = Empurrar com a barriga ; levar na barriga ; fazer nas coxas ; fazer algo com pouca ou nenhuma motivação.
"Enthusiastic at first about learning German, MO soon eased into a relaxed, self-induced, laid-back torpor, rather went comfortably through the motions cutting class, arriving late at school, and even skipping his school tuition payments altogether."
"Soon started going through the motions. At times MO'd even literally sit on his own hands for longer periods of time. His boss fired him. Because he sat on his boss's."
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