free lunch


Definition of free lunch

: something one does not have to pay for also : free ride

Examples of free lunch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mayor McNamara said his mother told him there was no free lunch. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 There's no free lunch: this reckless move puts taxpayers on the hook for billions. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 5 Apr. 2022 Veterans’ Meet and Greet project that offers a free lunch and camaraderie to area military veterans. cleveland, 7 June 2021 Ganapathi’s son attends public school in Boston, in a school where more than 80 percent of the student population is kids of color and kids who receive free lunch. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, 22 Feb. 2022 Guests with a February birthday who are over 60 years get a free lunch. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2022 Veterans, active, retired or former military will receive a free lunch. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 5 Nov. 2021 Veterans can interview for jobs, get legal help, snag a free haircut and get a free lunch to boot in Glendale on Saturday. Jonathan Hernandez Morales, The Arizona Republic, 7 Oct. 2021 This point can be rephrased: There is no free lunch in investing. William Baldwin, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of free lunch

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of free lunch was in 1900

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Free lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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