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dispense with (the) formalities

To not engage in the niceties or etiquette normally demanded by the social situation, such as formal introductions, because more important matters are at hand. You can dispense with the formalities, counselor—just give me an update on the situation and be on your way.
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He found that there are significant relations among formality and complexity with organizational structure of schools.
10) Calling this instead the "channeling function," Fuller elaborated the point: Formality both "signalize[s]" and "canalize[s]" intent to render a transfer enforceable, furnishing "a simple and external test of enforceability," as well as an indication of the kind of transfer intended.
Centaur Technology deploys Formality Ultra on its x86 compatible microprocessor designs
Formality judgment tasks (FJTs), assessing the learners' understanding of the level of formality or politeness represented visually on the formality scale;
The Italy international already has passed the halfway mark towards that figure, and his representative Franco Zavaglia said: "We can without doubt consider Milan activating the buy-out clause to be a pure formality, especially as he'll soon reach the written parameters set by Milan and Liverpool.
She added: "I said I had this invitation which I really wanted to accept and given that the election of the Speaker was supposed to just be a formality to miss it.
Gender in Bolivian production; reducing differences in formality and productivity of firms.
Neill's arrival from Ewood Park was merely a formality once he turned down Liverpool's advances to move south and the Australia defender finally signed for an undisclosed fee.
I know I am facing an evening with enforced formality, where people will feel they have to be on best behaviour, where most of the men will be longing for the moment where the jackets and bow-ties come off and most of the women will be dreaming of escaping from the constraints of the push-up bra and the magic pants.
With prow-like ends, the diamond plan also gave Llinas the opportunity to undo any trace of centralised formality by using each end to create a distinct head and tail, bringing a longitudinal emphasis and orientation with a head that turns the south-eastern corner to address the two principal public spaces.
Although it looks like a formality, their magic number to clinch a playoff spot for the first time in nine years is five - the combined number of their wins and New Orleans losses.
The formality of a note or other legal evidence of a debt, in itself, is not conclusive that a bona fide debt exists.
CAUTIOUS Stewart Kean insists St Mirren won't be fooled into thinking their fourth-round replay is a formality at Love Street.
The Lithuanian will have to put his proposal before an egm but that will be a formality now that he holds more than 80percent of shares - five per cent more than the minimum required to de-list a club.