for free
a) Without paying.

We got all our food for free, it was included in the contract.

b) Without effort; as a useful side-effect of something that was to be done anyway.

When they fixed that one bug, we got this new software feature for free.


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  • for free — {adj. phr.}, {substandard} Without having to pay; free. * /Hey you guys, look at this balloon! They re for free down at the new store./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for free — {adj. phr.}, {substandard} Without having to pay; free. * /Hey you guys, look at this balloon! They re for free down at the new store./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for free — for free, for real These two phrases, originally Americanisms, are regularly used informally in BrE, often in a jocular manner in newspaper articles: • Two pilots have in fact done the job ‘for real’ both Sqn Ldr Marshall and Flt Lt Dave Fischer… …   Modern English usage

  • for free — mod. free from monetary charge; gratis. □ And I get all this for free? □ Is all this really mine for free? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • for\ free — adj. phr. substandard Without having to pay; free. Hey you guys, look at this balloon! they re for free down at the new store …   Словарь американских идиом

  • for free — free of charge, at no cost …   English contemporary dictionary

  • for free — This is wordy slang, often used by careless speakers who forget that free means for nothing …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • for free — phrasal without charge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • for free — idi +inf without charge …   From formal English to slang

  • for free —  Without charge …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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