English vocabulary and translations (See all)
a formality: a necessary action which has no real meaning
You'll have to make a toast but it's just a formality.
- "I believe everyone here knows each other, but just as a formality, let me introduce you all once more."
- "It maintains a certain formality which is more appropriate to business situations."
- "Luna will introduce you to the staff, Polly will take care of your contract and any other formalities, and I think Bob has an extra Delavigne T-shirt."
- "Icarus : That's just a formality."
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