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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.
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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.
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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.
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strings attached

One or more conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met for one to attain something that they desire. The Senate is willing to allow the bill to pass, but you can be sure that the final draft will have several strings attached. I want to help him, but I'm worried that there will be strings attached.
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attach to

1. To connect two things. In this usage, an item is mentioned between "attach" and "to." Can you please attach this button to my sweater? Please be sure to attach a cover page to your report.
2. To connect oneself to something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "attach" and "to." Please be sure to attach yourself to your luggage at the airport.
3. To involve oneself with another person or group—often in an overbearing way. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "attach" and "to." I hope my little cousins don't try to come with us—they're always attaching themselves to me, and it's so annoying.
4. To involve oneself with another person or group. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "attach" and "to." I heard that Jon has attached himself to a new lady—is that true? Teddy has attached himself to the drama club this semester.
5. To have an emotional connection to someone or something. This usage always uses the form "attached." I really miss my ex-boyfriend at Christmastime—I guess I'm still attached to him after all. I'm pretty attached to the idea of a tropical vacation—I've even been picturing myself on the beach! I tried to give away my daughter's childhood teddy bear, but apparently she's still quite attached to it.
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with no strings attached

Having no special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. Take advantage of our huge summer sale, where you can earn up to $5,000 cash back with no strings attached! Beware of any deal that claims to come with no strings attached.
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no strings attached

With or having no special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. Take advantage of our huge summer sale, where you can earn up to $5,000 cash back. No strings attached! Beware of any deal that claims to come with no strings attached.
See also: attached, no, string

with strings

Having one or more special conditions, restrictions, obligations, or arrangements that must be met. Members of the majority party are willing to allow the bill to pass, but with strings. He was willing to give a hefty campaign donation, with strings: that his company's interests be put before others during legislative debates.
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attach to someone

Fig. [for blame, importance, guilt, fault, etc.] to become "fixed" onto someone or an organization. A lot of guilt attaches to Henry for his part in the plot. Most of the blame for the accident attaches to Roger.
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attach to something

[for something] to be meant to fit onto or into something. This one attaches to this other one right at this point. This part should have attached to the back of the desk, but it didn't fit.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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with no strings attached

or

without strings

COMMON If you say that an offer of help comes with no strings attached or without strings, you mean that accepting the offer does not require you to do a particular thing or give something in return. I think this is an extremely generous offer. There are no strings attached and I will recommend that everyone accepts. I am grateful to them for their co-operation, which was also given with absolutely no strings attached. We must reduce our dependence on government money, which never comes without strings.
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with strings

or

with strings attached

You can say that an offer is with strings or with strings attached if accepting it requires you to do a particular thing or give something in return. We cannot accept donations with strings attached. More often than not, aid comes with strings that bind the recipient to unfair relationships in the international market.
See also: string

no strings attached

no special conditions or restrictions apply to an opportunity or offer. informal
See also: attached, no, string

(with) no ˈstrings attached

(also without ˈstrings) with no special rules, conditions or limits: I got a loan of $5 000 with no strings attached.It was a relationship without strings (= without responsibility or commitment) which suited them both.
See also: attached, no, string

attach to

v.
1. To fasten or secure something to something: The electrician attached the wires to the socket. The carpenter attached the knobs to the cabinet doors.
2. To adhere, belong, or relate to something: It is not a very difficult job, and not much responsibility attaches to it.
3. To affix or append something to something: I attached all of my receipts to my spending report.
4. To ascribe or assign some quality to something: Several ambassadors said they would walk out of the meeting, but our officials attached no significance to the threat.
5. To associate closely with someone or something: I quickly attached myself to the chess club when I started school.
6. To be bound emotionally to someone or something: I'm still attached to that old sweater I used to wear in high school.
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