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free lunch

n. Slang
Something acquired without due effort or without cost.

free′ lunch′


n.
something given with no expectation of repayment or obligation.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free lunch - something acquired without effort or payment or obligation; "there is no free lunch in politics or Hollywood"
gift - something acquired without compensation
References in classic literature ?
On the right, against the wall, was the free lunch counter.
I sat by his side rapping for the waiter with my tail, and eating free lunch such as mamma in her flat never equalled with her homemade truck bought at a delicatessen store eight minutes before papa comes home.
Children in 30 primary and intermediate schools will begin receiving a free lunch every school day from term one next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
With conviction so high that rates will only go lower and the global hunt for yield will march on, the echo chamber is now screaming: "Come get your free lunch!" Bond market history suggests the free lunch may be for real and the Fed experts tell you Powell will bring a picnic blanket, but if there's one thing with as good a track record as the yield curve, it's that lunch ain't free on Wall Street.
VOLUNTEERS in a northeast village have joined forces with local groups to put on a free lunch to help tackle rural loneliness.
Volunteers in a north-east village have joined forces with local groups to put on a free lunch to help tackle rural loneliness.
Summary: The free lunch was a 'sorry gesture' from the caf for keeping the guests waiting for long due to the rush.
Most of us know the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." When somebody offers us something valuable for free, we hold tight to our wallets and purses, because it's usually a con job.
If you're a student, all you have to do is sign up for the Greggs reward scheme to claim a free lunch.
New York Times New York City's public school system set an important national example this week when it made free lunch available to all of its 1.1 million students regardless of income level.
Free lunch will be provided only to the students at primary level from class one to five.