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there's no such thing as a free lunch

Slang definitions & phrases for there's no such thing as a free lunch

there's no free lunch

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The world is a hard place and one must work for what one gets (and even then one may not get it): Rep David Obey believes there is no such thing as a free lunch

[1980s+; fr the memory of old-time saloons, where one could eat from a copious free lunch on the bar, even with a minimal liquor purchase]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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