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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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No Strings Attached 15, 103 mins After a series of disastrous dalliances, producer Adam finds the 'perfect' woman in the form of medical student Emma.
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