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token gesture

an action or a decision that is so small or inconsequential as to be only symbolic. Offering to pay for my dinner was only a token gesture. That does little to make up for my inconvenience.
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But Abbas Hussain, of the Heswall and District Business Association (HDBA) - which led a campaign against parking tariff increases earlier in the year - said: "The businesses of Heswall are very far from pleased about the token gesture of a concession the council has made with reducing the car parking charges for Christmas.
This is a small token gesture to say thank you to those helping us DECLAN O'FLAHERTY on his charity runShe's like a six month old baby - she can't really do anything' DECLAN O'FLAHERTY on his daughter
Absolutely not enough, it is rather too late and even if they are doing it now, it just appears like a token gesture.
I felt that I was taken to Austria as a token gesture," said the former Tottenham forward, who has scored 48 goals in the last two seasons.
085 per cent of their gross gambling profit or yield, and not, as some are, just making a token gesture.
We should welcome this token gesture until such times as we get an English Government which can look at abolishing parking charges altogether.
It is likely that they will now be left wondering whether this was a token gesture and what exactly people need to do to have their voices heard by those in power.
Short term spending cuts without looking at the bigger picture are little more than a token gesture and there is strong evidence to suggest that reactionary cuts will actually increase costs in the long term as IT struggles to keep up with the business," says Plan-Net.
It has always been important to give the company a presence in the capital, however we didn't want just a token gesture with a meeting room and a kettle.
FATHER'S Day is often thought of as Mother's Day's ugly stepsister, a token gesture of support for the No.
From a token gesture to something fabulous, there is a gift for every type of departure.
A token gesture to the massive walls of the Temple in Jerusalem, of which the Western Wall is the last vestige, appears on the entrance steps of Akiba Academy kindergarten, Los Angeles.
It's a token gesture to reach out to such a small group of teachers when there are millions of teachers struggling to implement the mandates of the law, which are very rigid, and when funding hasn't been provided for them.
It may have seemed like a token gesture to make sure there was an Ebony subscription at my house," laughed Steenhuis, "but it did matter.