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- noun idiomatic An apparent gift, that has substantial associated costs.
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- noun a gift (usually of inferior quality) that should be accepted uncritically
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From the economics of horse ownership, in which an aging horse of declining value continues to require feeding and stabling. Possibly influenced by the proverb don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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