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give (one) some/any lip

slang To make disrespectful comments to one; to sass one. Just take out the trash like Dad asked you to—you'll get in trouble if you give him any lip. Did you just give me some lip? OK, that's it, go to your room!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give someone some lip

Inf. to speak rudely or disrespectfully to someone; to sass someone. Billy gave me some lip, so I whupped him. Jane is always giving the teacher some lip.
See also: give, lip
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is as much as one can bring oneself to give lips up to a husband; and, indeed, could I ever have been persuaded to marry, I believe I should not have soon been brought to endure so much." "You will pardon me, dear madam," said Sophia, "if I make one observation: you own you have had many lovers, and the world knows it, even if you should deny it.
"Abadi issued a very similar order back in 2016 and it really did not change anything other than forcing militia political leaders to give lip service to the division between politics and martial activity."
The authors give lip service to hoarding on page 41.
'Till now we only saw them give lip service yet I don't a proper plan on fulfilling their pledge.
Doctor Steve Land, who owns Novellus Aesthetics in Jesmond, Newcastle, and fixed Beth's lips, said: "Essentially, the problem is there is no regulations on who can give lip fillers.
Many are so concerned about the reaction of controversial opinion that they lose sight of the fact that by sacrificing openness, freedoms--for which we often give lip service--are being eroded.
America and Congress' credibility is on the line, because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important."
"The international community's credibility is on the line and America and Congress credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important," he said.
The international community's credibility is on the line, and America and Congress's credibility is on the line, if we give lip service to the idea that these norms are important."
Unlike Mr Brown and his Government, many of whom have no armed services experience and merely give lip service to the predicament of military injuries while standing before the Cenotaph hypocritically clutching a wreath on Remembrance Sundays with the Royal family, generals and heads of the services, these people risked their lives for their country and are now suffering service injuries too young to know their significance to future health problems.
Yu said some developed countries just "give lip service but no concrete actions" toward solving global warming; he urged those countries (without giving specific names) to reduce at least 40% of their carbon emissions by 2020 from the 1990s base.
ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Dont just give lip service to a severely peeling or flaking mouth.
But why give lip service, when, in a category carrying a five-year jail sentence for users, and 14 years for traffickers, those possessing cannabis will not even be arrested until a THIRD offence (after a warning and pounds 80 spot fine)?
As much as they might give lip service to the idea of competition, that suggests there is no real willingness to cut prices.
While I understand that you have to give lip service to whatever "touchy-feely" topic happens to be in vogue at the moment, I really do think you'd better serve your readers by sticking to stories that deal with the Army's primary task--keeping this country safe.