Strangely enough, this doesn't appear to be a particularly old expression. The first written reference is said by some to be in Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1967) in which one of the characters (Manny?) says 'there ain't no such thing as a free lunch' - which coined the acronym TANSTAAFL. However, other sources say that it was in use as far back as 1949, with some attributing the expression 'there's no such thing as a free lunch' to Professor Alvin Hansen - a prominent economist at Harvard.
Kenn Nesbitt is new Children's Poet Laureate(Jun 12 2013) Kenn Nesbitt has been named the new Children's Poet Laureate: Consultant in Children's Poetry to the Poetry Foundation, which noted that the two-year position...