without any strings attached




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - without any strings attached

"without any strings attached"

without restrictions or conditions

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - without any strings attached

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  The company just gave me the use of a company car.

Colleague 2Without any strings attached?

Colleague 1:  No. There are conditions. I have to meet a monthly sales quota and I pay for the gas.

Colleague 2:  Nothing comes free, right?



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - without any strings attached

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Seriously? Your parents gave you five thousand dollars for your sixteenth birthday?

Friend 2:  They did. Hard to believe, right?

Friend 1:  It sure is. What are the conditions attached to the money. What do they expect?

Friend 2:  Absolutely nothing. They gave me the money without any strings attached.

Friend 1:  Wow. Complete freedom to spend it as you wish. What are you going to buy?

Friend 2:  I don't know. It is a lot of money. I am going to think about it.





without any strings attached - Usage:

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without any strings attached - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for without any strings attached.



without any strings attached - Examples:

1)  ... commitment to someone, you can't just walk out the door without any strings attached.

2)  In general, such financial support is intended without any strings attached as to its disbursal, leaving it to the good sense of the organisers ...

3)  ... was given $6,000 in cash, without any strings attached, from a stranger, allowing her to quit her job and write her ...

4)  ... this really applies to true altruism -- where you do things for others without any strings attached and no real desire for reward beyond the act of doing the thing.

5)  ... 23 awardees get $625,000 over five years to spend as they see fit -- without any strings attached, no reporting requirements, no expectations whatsoever. 

6)  Provided that it doesn't affect our national interests and there are without any strings attached to the donation.

7)  ... is prepared to fund the motor vehicle industry with even more money and without any strings attached.

8)  The foundation owns no rights to the idea and there are without any strings attached on how the money will be used.

9)  ... in the developing world in an unusual way: It gives them money without any strings attached. This is a somewhat radical idea in the charity world.

10)  ... may have genuinely believed that the offer of a free holiday came without any strings attached. If so, he was naive in the extreme.

11)  ... popularized distribution of freeware games. These games are absolutely free of charge, without any strings attached.

12)  No money, without any strings attached. It was an act of pure kindness.

13)  They might not be popular, but cash transfers without any strings attached are the best bet for reducing family poverty.

14)  Free as in without any strings attached. You don't even have to register, agree to any terms of ...

15)  Only in America do multinationals get to behave like free riders, without any strings attached. They harvest public money as subsidies and investment capital, ...

16)  No obligation, no risk, and without any strings attached.

17)  ... reasons why it didn't happen is the money went to the banks without any strings attached, no conditions, no incentives, ...

18)  ... could be leased for up to 100 years with little or without any strings attached, for prices as low as $1 per hectare, they went wild.

19)  If I were to offer you $100 cash without any strings attached, would you take it? I'm assuming you would. 

20)  MagicJack app lets you make unlimited free calls to the U.S. and Canada, without any strings attached, no credit card required.