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Old October 11, 2009, 05:32 PM
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We use this stock phrase to mean that anything free is welcome.
Do you have a saying like that in English?
It can be used in any context.
A dinner invitation
a free ticket to whatever
a free fligth to whereever
a free ride with a beautiful whomever
etc....
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Old October 11, 2009, 07:39 PM
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In Mexico one can say "Gratis, hasta las puñaladas" (if it's free, one can even take a stab) o "A quién le dan pan, que llore" (who would cry if given bread). The second one is more general to a situation in which a person is offered a good thing or a good opportunity without having asked for it.
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