Meaning of “strings attached” in the English Dictionary

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"strings attached" in British English

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strings attached

C2 If something such as an agreement has strings attached, it involves special demands or limits:

Most of these so-called special offers come with strings attached.

(Definition of “strings attached” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strings attached" in American English

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strings attached

special demands or limitations that affect something such as an agreement:

You don't get anything for free - there are always strings attached.
I really wanted to give this money to my family with no strings attached.

(Definition of “strings attached” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)