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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
1
They do bad work because they want to take it easy and still get paid.
2
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.
3
Office routine is just something he plays at; the one thing that really interests him is golf.
4
She is very conscientious and never skimps her work.
5
Unlike the Europeans, with their perfunctory, pith-helmeted explorations of the interior, the Arabs sought to establish a lasting trade presence in the region.