born with a silver spoon in (one's) mouth

(redirected from born with a silver spoon in their mouth)

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.
See also: born, mouth, silver, spoon

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.
See also: born, mouth, silver, spoon

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
References in periodicals archive ?
More people are beginning to discover that it is the perfect present for clients born with a silver spoon in their mouth or the deserving ones who believe that every cloud has a silver lining.
BABIES born with a silver spoon in their mouth have lots of advantages and Glyncoed Primary School should not be criticised for encouraging less well off pupils from joining in with its after-school clubs ("Letter blunder reveals school discrimination", Echo, September 26).
Very few people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth.
Children of Tory MPs are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, places in private schools booked years in advance.
Many of them are landed gentry born with a silver spoon in their mouths, totally oblivious to how many people live, especially in this great city of ours.
Silver Spoon Personal Financial Officers, LLC is a comprehensive wealth management office, where clients are made to feel like they were born with a Silver Spoon in their mouths.
PRINCE CHARLES' recent comments on the ambitions of those not born with a silver spoon in their mouths again proves how far from reality the Royals really are.
Full browser ?