A lot of strings attached

bigC

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“Even if "free" it comes with a LOT of strings attached”, this is a comment on the free Windows 10.

What does “strings” mean in the sentence?
 

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Search the phrase no strings attached.
 

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"Strings" is used metaphorically to mean "obligations, commitments or things that tie you down in a deal".
 
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