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free lunchSomething obtained without any payment, obligation or effort.Rate it:

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take uponTo take charge of an item of business, or an obligation, as a personal initiative.Rate it:

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à l’impossible nul n’est tenuPersonne ne peut avoir l’obligation de réaliser un acte si celui-ci n’est pas réalisable.Rate it:

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cut someone looseTo let someone go from something, such as a position, relationship, or obligation.Rate it:

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et uxor"and the wife" or "and his wife". It is often used in the context of a legal document to include a man's wife in whatever obligation, ownership, etc. the document spells out.Rate it:

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exceptio non numeratae pecuniaeAn exception whereby a defendant can claim that the plaintiff has not paid the money to him and that therefore the obligation is not owing.Rate it:

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get aroundTo circumvent the obligation and performance of a chore.Rate it:

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get out ofTo circumvent some obligation entirely.Rate it:

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have toMust; need to; to be required to. Indicates obligation.Rate it:

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hold up one's endTo hold up one's end of the bargain; to fulfill one's promise or obligation.Rate it:

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la nécessité est mère de l’inventionL’obligation de résoudre des problèmes ou de subvenir à des besoins pousse les humains à trouver des solutions nouvelles.Rate it:

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noblesse obligeThe honourable obligation that is the responsibility of those of high rank; in American English this often includes the expectation of benevolent actions such as helping those less fortunate.Rate it:

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qui a temps a vieQuand le terme où l’on doit satisfaire à quelque chose est encore éloigné, on a du loisir pour se préparer à remplir son obligation.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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when, as, and ifUsed to indicate the timing and contingency of some obligation in contracts, especially financial.Rate it:

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wriggle out ofTo circumvent an obligation by sneaky means.Rate it:

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