born with a silver spoon

born with a silver spoon

Born into a wealthy family. We may both be wealthy now, but I was not born with a silver spoon. I had nothing when I was young, and all of my fortune is down to my own hard work. Everyone who attends that university was born with a silver spoon, so I just don't think it's the right place for me.
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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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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.
Far from being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Geri's worked hard to get where she is today on her own terms and is still out there flying the flag for female empowerment.
ACTRESS Louise Linton was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, raised in a Scottish castle with all the benefits an upper class upbringing can buy.
More people are beginning to discover that it is the perfect present for clients born with a silver spoon in their mouth or the deserving ones who believe that every cloud has a silver lining.
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.
WELL we weren't all born with a silver spoon in our mouths, but there is another reason for this saying.
Silver Spoon Personal Financial Officers, LLC is a comprehensive wealth management office, where clients are made to feel like they were born with a Silver Spoon in their mouths.
I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth," he writes in the prologue.
HE may not have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but as one of the last spoon makers in Birmingham Craig Robathan certainly knows how to make them.
Auctioneers Bigwood said: "If you feel you really should have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you can can buy your way into the world of the landed gentry.
But you'd have hoped the man born with a silver spoon in his mouth, who married into one of the richest families in England and who because of his royal connections is able to charge 17,000 quid for a table, would have had a tad more business sense.
It's easy to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth,'' the mayor told the 27 being honored for completing the residential substance-abuse treatment facility's two-year program.
Some morals may be familiar such as Aesop's "Slow but steady wins the race"; others might be new to the reader, such as "Being born with a silver spoon in your mouth doesn't teach you how to feed yourself.
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