there is no such thing as a free lunch

Definition of there is no such thing as a free lunch

  1. —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

Word by Word Definitions

thereplay
  1. :  in or at that place

    :  to or into that place :  thither

    :  at that point or stage

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

    : used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. :  that place or position

    :  that point

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

    :  capable of being relied on for support or aid

thingplay
  1. :  an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

    :  a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity

freeplay
  1. :  having the legal and political rights of a citizen

    :  enjoying civil and political liberty

    :  enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination

  1. :  to cause to be free

    :  to relieve or rid of what restrains, confines, restricts, or embarrasses

    :  disentangle, clear

  1. :  in a free manner

    :  without charge

    :  with the wind more than six points from dead ahead

lunchplay
  1. :  a usually light meal

    :  one taken in the middle of the day

    :  the food prepared for a lunch

  1. :  to eat lunch

    :  to treat to lunch


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