strings attached

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.
See also: attached, 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
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China will not ask the Philippines to use its natural resources as collateral for a multimillion-dollar loan, saying that its assistance to Manila comes with 'no strings attached.
No Strings Attached and Hectors House combine for a special night at The Mash House on Saturday with the Godfather of House Marshall Jefferson doing an old school set.
com/movies/2017/01/11/natalie-portman-wage-gap-ashton-kutcher/) Entertainment Weekly , the "Black Swan" actress was referring to Ashton Kutcher, whom she had worked with on the 2011 film, "No Strings Attached.
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Strings Attached is a touching memoir about music educator Jerry Kupchynsky, written from a dual perspective by his daughter Melanie Kupchynsky of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and former student and journalist Joanne Lipman.
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WereGivingBack, led by Michael Sherman, founder and CEO of Qualified Impressions, LLC, is providing a no strings attached personal charity program to those that require immediate financial assistance.
Unite's Roger Maddison said: "The truth is that BMW has made a pay offer of just over 2%, and the rest of the deal comes with significant strings attached.
No Strings Attached is a touchingly sweet and uproariously funny Hollywood rom-com, anchored by winning performances from Kutcher and Portman.
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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THE kindest thing I can say about No Strings Attached is the best bits are in the trailer You can see those for nothing and avoid shelling out to watch this lame duck.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED (15, 108 MINS) ADAM (Ashton Kutcher), whose father Alvin (Kevin Kline) is a famous actor, works as a lowly TV producer on a show that is cynically jumping on the High School Musical bandwagon.
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CHEMISTRY: No Strings Attached, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Oscar-nominated Natalie Portman.