there’s no such thing as a free lunch

there’s no such thing as a free lunch

Meaning

  • to be aware of something that seems free of cost but may have a charge levied in another form
  • to get deceived in any form by initially getting lured through offers, discounts and free gifts
  • to know that nobody gives out anything for free even if they say that at the onset

Example Sentences

  1. The company has asked the employees to fill in extra work hours this month when the incentive was paid out. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
  2. I am very careful about making payments for my share of food when we go out because there is no such thing as a free lunch.
  3. The directors pay me only for the work that I do. Trust me, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
  4. The girl was sensible to refuse the offer because she knew that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
  5. I got a call stating I have won a lucky draw and need to come to pick my gift up. I was scammed at the place and ended up paying a sickening amount to the company in return for an awful holiday package deal. I should have known that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Origin

The phrase originated in the late 18th century but a satisfactory literary origin could not be traced.

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