After all, if the tax break goes away, these companies can still buy the free lunch; they just can't deduct it from their taxes.
It promises those who sign up that “you'll get a free lunch and a chance to meet and interact with Iowa GOP staffers.”
In the public sector, the free lunch lives on in the financial statements of pension funds.
Of course, the Vatican insists that there is really no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to the road to heaven.
This is all to suggest that as with most important matters, there is no free lunch.
When the lion comes to this free lunch, you try to see him; and, if you succeed in that, you try to shoot him.
If he thinks we're keeping a free lunch counter for the likes of him he's mistaken.
Earlier in his life he had often solaced himself with the free lunch that John, the melancholy waiter, had dispensed.
He was hungry, having had nothing all day but a glass of beer and a free lunch.
He lives on beer, and when he helps himself to the free lunch on the counter, he eats little more than a bird.
Something had without paying for it; an uncompensated pleasure; a perquisite or gratuity •The date shows the first occurrence of the saloon-food sense mentioned in the etymology: pushing the free lunch
[1854+; fr the former custom of giving customers free food called free lunch in saloons]