courtesy call

courtesy call
noun (C) a visit to someone that you make to be polite or to show your respect for them

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • courtesy — 01. She didn t really like the meal, but she pretended to enjoy it out of [courtesy]. 02. Her children are generally very [courteous], and will undoubtedly be very well behaved. 03. I sent in an application, and they didn t even have enough… …   Grammatical examples in English

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