there is no such thing as a free lunch

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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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“There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/there%20is%20no%20such%20thing%20as%20a%20free%20lunch. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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