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Difference between Give someone lip and Give someone lip service

give someone lip —(sl.) talk in a rude or disrespectful way to a person:

  • “I was doing a practical session in a hospital,” he said, “and one of the patients was giving me lip.”

give someone lip servicegive smb. verbal expression of support, etc. not backed up by action:

  • Each time they are very sympathetic but nothing happens. I got the idea they were just giving me lip service.