dispense with (the) formalities

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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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Moving beyond codes of dress, however, degrees of formality or informality may be understood in light of a number of specific behavioral and contextual elements: linguistic cues, conversational patterns, postural and nonverbal cues, types of emotional expression, and modes of decor and architecture.
The channeling function justifies a writing requirement at most as a default rule, not as an immutable formality. It justifies a requirement that the parties articulate their desire for legal enforcement, not that they do so in writing.(18)
Recently, a return to formality and Siezen (the formal you) is reported: "Today, the motto in addressing is again 'Distance and Difference'."(33) A variety of subtle differentiations of proximity and distance still prevails, as the next remarks on 'social kissing' may show:
The gentle formality of the house contrasts strongly with its irregular context and neighbouring suburban dwellings, but it does have precedents in New Zealand.
The formality of the main court with its centrally aligned entrances and colourful forecourt walls contrasts with the open ended loose fit structure of growth courts, to the rear of the settlement.
His body was handed over to heirs after legal formality from the mortuary.
New Delhi [India], November 24 ( ANI ): Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge termed the announcement of date for the winter session of the Parliament by the Center as 'formality' and accused the Centre of running away from the issue of the people.
Furthermore, Azzi circulated another attached memo as per which any employee who earns money over any formality independently of the due receipt is to be under the penalty of law.
Semi-formality and formality show significant direct correlation (Pearson's r = 0.97, n = 81, P < 0.001), which indicates that the more formal entrepreneurial activity a canton presents, the more semi-formal activity it presents, and vice-versa.
LEWIS Hamilton believes signing a new contract with Mercedes will be "a formality" after clinching his second Formula One world title.
Formality refers to the frequency of documents such as manuals of organizational policies, processes, and job descriptions.
It assays prior discussions of the jurisprudence of legal formalities and distills from them various situational criteria that dictate the need, vel non, for particular aspects of formality in any given instance.
ALBERTO AQUILANI'S agent is confident the Italian's permanent transfer to AC Milan is a "pure formality".
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.
1 : the quality or state of being formal <the formality of the occasion>