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go through the motions

  • v  pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
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  • Kaspars Daugavins Expected to Step Up in Game 4, ‘Do His Job’
    Kaspars Daugavins hasn’t played much in a Bruins sweater but that doesn’t mean his teammates or coaches are expecting him to just go through the motions on Friday night. Daugavins is suiting up in Game 4, playing on the B’s third line with Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin. Chris Kelly, who usually centers that line, was skating with Shawn […]
    June 7, 2013 - New England Sports Network

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