young 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

急急急!!!誰可以用英文告訴我天下沒有白吃的午餐的由來?

很急之非常急!!!

誰可以用英文告訴我

"天下沒有白吃的午餐"的由來呢?

不要用翻譯軟體喔~

已更新項目:

我知道英文的意思

我要的是他的由來

有沒有誰說的~ 謝謝

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  • wain
    Lv 7
    1 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

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  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 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

    http://en.http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/52219wik...

    2008-04-10 00:54:36 補充:

    Sorry. These are the links.

    http://en.http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/52219

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-free-lunch_theorem

    2008-04-10 00:55:48 補充:

    Third is the charm. Ok! This is it.

    http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/52219

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-free-lunch_theorem

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  • 1 0 年前

    恩恩~~~推邱的答案,我覺得很正確!

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  • 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
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