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Origin of free agent
OTHER WORDS FROM free agentfree agency, free agentry, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for free agent
Watt, who turns 32 next month, will become a free agent and can sign with any team after his release is official.J.J. Watt will be released by Houston Texans at his request|Mark Maske|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
This baseball offseason, like the 46 before it in the free agent era, has shown once again that nothing, not even the economic damage of a pandemic, can keep team owners from falling in love with star players, and the hope that they symbolize.
Now the team has Heinicke and probably will re-sign Kyle Allen, an exclusive rights free agent, sometime before March 17.Quarterback Taylor Heinicke signs two-year contract to return to Washington Football Team|Sam Fortier|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
He preferred to study game tape, to evaluate free agents and college prospects for the draft.Marty Schottenheimer’s legacy can be measured in teams’ regret over letting him go|Leonard Shapiro|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
One player to keep an eye on is Jacoby Brissett, who is a free agent and played previously in New England.The 10 biggest roster questions in the NFL as the offseason begins|John Clayton|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
Cambodia, with its seemingly free press, is also a haven for foreign journalists.
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
That the inconstancy of such notices, in cases equally important, proves they did not proceed from any such agent.
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The voice of the orator peculiarly should be free from studied effects, and responsive to motive.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
British Dictionary definitions for free agent
Idioms and Phrases with free agent
A person not under compulsion or constraint, not responsible to any authority for his or her actions. For example, After he quit his job, he decided to pursue the same line of work as a free agent. Originally used to describe a person subject to the philosophic concept of free will (as opposed to determinism), this expression was first recorded in 1662. Later it was extended to mean “someone not under obligation to an authority.”
A professional athlete who is free to sign a contract with any team. For example, After he was released from the Yankees, he was a free agent and could shop around for the team that offered the most money. [Second half of 1900s]