born with a silver spoon

born with a silver spoon

Born wealthy, or fortunate, or both, as in Paul can afford to go to medical school; he was born with a silver spoon. Although some authorities believe this phrase alludes to the custom of godparents giving their godchild a silver spoon, affordable only by rich persons, it is more likely that the spoon has come to symbolize wealth. [c. 1700]
See also: born, silver, spoon
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Buonaparte was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
I may say, steward," the Ancient Mariner resumed, "that I was born with a silver spoon that melted in my mouth and left me a proper prodigal son.
A fourth disturbing image bears the caption: ``If only every child was born with a silver spoon.
To be born Welsh is not to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but with music in your heart
BORN with a silver spoon in his mouth, and due to inherit one of the great fortunes of this planet, Andrew Luster had the world at his feet.
The only ones who did were the billionaires who were born with a silver spoon.
LADY Victoria Hervey has launched an astonishing attack on all of us not born with a silver spoon in our mouths.
COWELL'S child will be born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth - as heir to his estimated [euro]287million fortune.
David Cameron was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
One of the most persuasive ways to get that message across is through stories of those who are proof that to work in a silver spoon environment, you don't need to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
It merely took the image of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth and then substituted the spoon for a cockroach or a needle .
But the man born with a silver spoon in his mouth keeps his wealth secret from diners at his greasy spoon.
But the hard truth is that they start at a huge disadvantage compared with somebody born with a silver spoon in his mouth and able to exploit ruthlessly his family connections.
Anne was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she had to go out and work hard for 1any opportunity.
I would go further and say they are steadily obliterating thousands of years of amazing evolution" Broadcaster Chris Evans on computer games "I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I spat it out" Actress Kiera Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin "I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event.
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