Meaning of 敷衍了事

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yǎn liǎo shì
to do things half-heartedly; to merely go through the motions
Example Sentences
They do bad work because they want to take it easy and still get paid.
They would have been better off forfeiting. At least Phil could have gone out with dignity that way instead of watching his team go through the motions.
Office routine is just something he plays at; the one thing that really interests him is golf.
She is very conscientious and never skimps her work.
Unlike the Europeans, with their perfunctory, pith-helmeted explorations of the interior, the Arabs sought to establish a lasting trade presence in the region.