Russian proverb of the week

Бесплатный сыр только в мышеловке

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With accent marks:

Беспла́тный сыр то́лько в мышело́вке.

Translation:

Free cheese is only in a mousetrap.

Meaning:

Obtaining any benefit is always associated with costs. If something is free, it's very rare that it doesn't have a hidden catch.

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