born with a silver spoon in (one's) mouth

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born with a silver spoon in (one's) mouth

Born into a wealthy family. We may both be wealthy now, but I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. 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 in their mouth, so I just don't think it's the right place for me.
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born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

Fig. born into wealth and privilege. James doesn't know anything about working for a living; he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Most of the students at the exclusive private college were born with silver spoons in their mouths.
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born with a silver spoon in your mouth

If you say that someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, you mean that their parents were very rich. He's wealthy now but he certainly wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Note: You can use silver-spoon before a noun to describe a person like this or their lifestyle. Hers was no silver-spoon upbringing. Note: You often use this expression to show disapproval. Note: This expression goes back to the 17th century. The reference is to babies from wealthy families being fed using silver spoons.
See also: born, mouth, silver, spoon
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Would be lovely to see someone who hasn't had the best of starts running the country, at least he will know what it's like to have been at rock bottom and come out of it stronger, not been born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
The Prime Minister, who is personally very comfortable because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he married an heiress, would be ashamed of his airy dismissal of her plight if he had a conscience.
Washington, Apr 19 ( ANI ): Recalling his working class roots and the career success that he has enjoyed, US President Barack Obama has said that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and firmly reiterated that he will continue to champion the cause of economic fairness in America.
McBride was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, far from it.
David Cameron was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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.
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 incumbent president who loved racing cigar boats near his Kennebunkport mansion and quail hunting with millionaires in Texas never could shake the political handicap of being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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.
Yesterday Rover worker Ron Ashford, 67, stormed: "The last thing anyone needs is that sort of shallow disrespect from a jumped-up prat who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Not only born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he's now been handed economic recovery on a plate.
Tom Parker Bowles was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
But the man born with a silver spoon in his mouth keeps his wealth secret from diners at his greasy spoon.
George Asprey wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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