strings attached

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely by analogy with no strings attached.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

strings attached

  1. plural of string attached

Noun[edit]

strings attached pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) Unstated or downplayed catches, limitations, caveats, restrictions, or requirements.
    They were advertising free television sets, but there were a lot of strings attached.

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