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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Far from being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Geri's worked hard to get where she is today on her own terms and is still out there flying the flag for female empowerment.
ACTRESS Louise Linton was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, raised in a Scottish castle with all the benefits an upper class upbringing can buy.
Anne was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she had to go out and work hard for 1any opportunity.
Her car salesman dad Richard 53, insisted: "She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
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