Caution should be exercised at the following statements:
A conversation between a video shop assistant and a customer:
Shop Assistant: "This Bruce Willis film is free, Madam".
This does not mean that the video itself costs nothing. The assistant is informing you that the video is available, but not for no cost. You will have to pay the rental price.
A boss to his workers: "Is anyone free at the moment?" He is asking if anyone is not working,slacking or available, usually for extra work. It would be advisable here to take a step backwards, or look busy.
This is a friendly warning. Usually the free lunch is a pre-requisite to a favour being asked; or even a bribe.
Most usually spoken by poor people or by skinflints.
Ask the budgie/canary/lovebird/cockateil/parrot in its cage if that's true.
Words ending in -free
Carefree No cares or worries.