make free with
treat without ceremony or proper respect
take liberties with
RELATED IDIOMS :
without cost or payment
free of charge – informal
1957 - Godfrey Smith - The Friends - Back home we pay if we're ill. You don't expect to be ill for free.
free and easy
informal and relaxed
free gratis and for nothing
without charge – humorous
a free rein
complete freedom of action or expression
The image here is of loosening grip on the reins of a horse, allowing it to choose its own course and pace, in contrast to the greater.
it is a free country
said when asserting that a course of action is not illegal or forbidden often in justification of it
there is no such thing as a free lunch
you never get something for nothing
any benefit received has eventually to be paid for
1996 - Washington Times - Europeans are now learning some hard facts of life about socialized medicine. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
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