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Slang definitions & phrases for no strings attached

no strings attached

adjective phrase

Free of conditions, limitations, etc: He's giving us the house with no strings attached

[1940s+; fr string, ''a restriction,'' found by 1888; the similar form ''no strings to something'' is found by 1909]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with no strings attached

no strings attached

Without conditions or restrictions, as in They give each of the children $10,000 a year with no strings attached. This expression dates from the mid-1900s, although string in the sense of “a limitation” has been used since the late 1800s.
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