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have no strings attached

To have no special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. The bill has no strings attached, so it should easily pass the Senate. This sounds like a superb deal—I just hope it doesn't have any strings attached.
See also: attached, have, string

without any strings attached

Having no special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. I hear Janet is signing over the deed to her house to John without any strings attached! Take advantage of our huge summer sale, where you can earn up to $5,000 cash back without any strings attached!
See also: any, attached, string, without

have strings attached

To have one or more special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. The Republicans in the Senate are willing to allow the bill to pass, but you can be sure that the final draft will have several strings attached. This sounds like a superb deal—I just hope it doesn't have any strings attached.
See also: attached, have, string

with strings attached

Having one or more special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. The Republicans in the Senate are willing to allow the bill to pass, but with strings attached.
See also: attached, string

attached to someone or something

 
1. Lit. connected to someone or something. The patient has a tube attached to his arm. A little shelf is attached to the wall.
2. Fig. fond of someone or something. John is really attached to his old-fashioned ideas. I'm really attached to my longtime girlfriend.
See also: attached

with no strings attached

 and without any strings attached
Fig. unconditionally; with no obligations or conditions attached. My parents gave me use of their car without any strings attached. I will accept this job only if there are no strings attached.
See also: attached, string

no strings attached

no special demands or limits that you have to accept The donation has no strings attached, so the charity can use the money for whatever purpose it chooses.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form with string attached (with special demands or limits): Many special offers come with strings attached, so be aware of this before you buy.
See also: attached, string

no strings attached

Without conditions or restrictions, as in They give each of the children $10,000 a year with no strings attached. This expression dates from the mid-1900s, although string in the sense of "a limitation" has been used since the late 1800s.
See also: attached, string
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An item reported on a line with a preprinted description, shown on an attached schedule, or "itemized" on Schedule M-l, may represent the aggregate amount of several transactions producing that item (i.
Network attached storage (NAS) systems connect to one or more servers through a local area network and provide access to data at the file level.
This outcome is extremely attractive to the competitive contact lens market, which has a preference for a permanently attached active.
High-port count SAS expanders will provide the necessary performance and spindle densities required for next-generation server attached storage arrays and SATA storage systems," said Jeremey Donovan, vice president and chief analyst at Gartner Dataquest.
The researchers conducted a series of experiments that evaluated the effects on mouse liver mitochondria of either diesel exhaust particles (DEPs), ambient ultrafine particles collected in the Los Angeles area, or engineered nanoparticles with no attached chemicals.
Line 35 deals with other amounts relating to reportable transactions and requests details to be attached.
Find the relationships between cooling means parameters--the effectiveness of the number of attached fins of contact surface area and volume of a chill;
Dundra contended his ex-wife's signature on the divorce decree attached to his return satisfied the requirement of a statement conforming to the substance of form 8332.
But the fly is attached to the tippet, which is attached to the leader, which is attached to the line, which is attached to the backing, which is wound around the reel, which is firmly bound to the rod.
The Rice researchers attached an electrode to apply a voltage to a mesh of carbon nanotubes known as bucky paper.
Say what you will about 'N Sync and its multiplatinum disc ``No Strings Attached,'' but the fact is the boy group just keeps getting more and more popular.
Make sure you specify which word processing format the attached file uses in your message.
LAHORE, August 26, 2009 (Balochistan Times): On the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, the Medical Colleges and Teaching Hospitals have been attached with DHQ and THQ Hospitals in the province to improve the Health Care Delivery System and to provide consultancy services of specialists doctors to the people of far flung areas.
Attach Plus enables users to easily encrypt their documents or print output by converting the document as it is attached to an e-mail with a few simple mouse clicks.
The penalty applies to each failure to provide a disclosure statement required to be attached to an original or amended return filed after Oct.