on a silver platter


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*on a silver platter

Fig. using a presentation [of something] that is appropriate for a very formal setting. (*Typically: give something to someone ~; present something ~; serve something ~; want something ~.) Aren't paper plates good enough for you? You want dinner maybe on a silver platter?
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on a silver platter

without work or effort The Internet provides huge quantities of information on a silver platter, but you don't know if it's accurate or true.
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He had this country handed to him on a silver platter.
They ceremoniously clad themselves in white gloves, the women cover their heads, and the plastic cups are lined up on a silver platter.