on a plate

on a plate

Easily and without any or much fuss, work, or effort. I was lucky enough to fall into a cushy managerial role, without much direct supervision or constraints—it's a great life that's just been handed to me on a plate. You've been given every opportunity in life on a plate, but still you whine and complain when things don't go exactly the way you want.
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on a plate

with little or no effort from the person concerned. informal
1986 Max Egremont Dear Shadows They were handed an asset on a plate and treated it in a totally uncreative way.
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