there is no free lunch


used to say that it is not possible to get something that is desired or valuable without having to pay for it in some way

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Recent Examples on the Web But there is no free lunch in national security politics, and the political forces that help foreign policymaking also push it in a hawkish direction. Elizabeth N. Saunders, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024

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