- wainLv 71 0 年前最佳解答
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
The phrase free lunch, in U. S. literature from about 1870 to 1920, refers to a tradition once common in saloons in many places in the United States . These establishments offered "free" lunches, varying from rudimentary to quite elaborate, with the requirement that the partaker purchase at least one drink. These free lunches were typically worth far more than the price of a single drink. The saloon-keeper relied on the expectation that most customers would buy more than one drink, and that the practice would build patronage for other times of day.
The saying "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch" refers to this custom in a back-handed way, meaning that free things often have hidden costs
- ElisaLv 71 0 年前
This may not be what you are looking for. I found the phrase "there is no free lunch" in Wikipedia and answerbag.com
2008-04-10 00:54:36 補充：
Sorry. These are the links.
2008-04-10 00:55:48 補充：
Third is the charm. Ok! This is it.
- 1 0 年前
- 1 0 年前
No pain,no gain.
<沒有付出就沒有收穫>OK嗎? 意思差不多 喝...參考資料： 自己ˇ