on a silver platter

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on a silver platter

Without having put forth much effort. Of course the CEO's daughter got the job without having to interviewing—she gets everything 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

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on a platter

If you are given something on a silver platter or on a platter, you are given it without having to work or make an effort to get it. You expect me to hand you everything on a silver platter, and when you don't get it, you stamp your little foot and cry. The Opposition has been handed this issue on a platter. Note: A platter is a large plate or shallow dish used for serving food.
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on a platter

Without exertion; effortlessly: always got what they wanted on a platter.
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