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silver spoon

A metaphor for ample wealth that has been passed down through inheritance. (Used primarily in the phrase "born with a silver spoon in (one's) mouth.") We may both be wealthy now, but I never had a silver spoon growing up. 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 his mouth, so I just don't think it's the right place for me.
See also: silver, spoon
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Amalia Ivanovna ran about the room, shouting at the top of her voice, that she was mistress of the house and that Katerina Ivanovna should leave the lodgings that minute; then she rushed for some reason to collect the silver spoons from the table.
Silver Spoon Investments is launching home-grown brand Ground Rush, which will be a grab-and-go concept.
Its brands include Ryvita, Ovaltine, Silver Spoon, Kingsmill and Patak's.
Although it was a new company she was bringing back an historic tradition - the silver spoon ring.
com rpattinson83 @ A SILVER spoon believed to have been used by the war poet Wilfred Owen has gone on display in a Wirral museum.
Are we surprised coming from a right wing government whose members were golden spoon fed, never mind a silver spoon.
calorie-free sweetener, which is distributed in the UK by Silver Spoon, is the leading global, great-tasting, stevia-based sweetener.
Anne was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she had to go out and work hard for 1any opportunity.
Fish: Recipes from the Sea packs in over 135 color photos and illustrations and offers easy instructions and close-up photos to accompany some 200 Italian recipes from the Silver Spoon on fish preparation.
Merisant, which makes Canderel, said it was extending PureVia's distribution from the US and France to the UK in a bid to match the [pounds sterling]10m first-year sales target for the UK set by Silver Spoon for Truvia last month [Silver Spoon expects top Truvia reception, 29 January].
The conglomerate, which also owns household brands Kingsmill, Silver Spoon and Twinings, said Primark was enjoying T an "excellent year" following impressive trading in Spain and further progress in continental Europe.
Well established catering company capable of handling parties up to 3000 from corporate events to private silver spoon service.
The group, which also owns Kingsmill bread, Silver Spoon sugar and Twinings tea, had profits of pounds 331million, up 20%.
AB Foods said results for the first six months of their financial year to February 27 would show strong sales and profits growth across the business, with brands such as Silver Spoon and Twinings Ovaltine leading the way.