TANSTAFL

What does TANSTAFL stand for?

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

A long acronym that means there's always a catch to something that appears to be free.

The acronym is used to communicate that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It uses "free lunch" as an example since a person would not buy you a lunch unless they would get something out of the deal that benefits them. This acronym features one less "A" than the TANSTAAFL acronym.

Example

"Zuckerberg said that he's gonna give away some of his shares to people who repost this.
Yeah, OK, TANSTAFL."

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Last Updated: February 3, 2016

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