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.
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born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth

Financial and social advantages from family connections. It was traditional when a child was christened for the godparents to give a silver spoon as a gift or as soon afterwards as they could afford one (if they ever could). However, a child born into a wealthy family always received one at the ceremony. Such infants so privileged were said, often enviously, to have been “born with a silver spoon in their mouth,” and the image followed them throughout their lives.
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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. Most who are financially comfortable have studied and worked hard for their money, unlike the lazy lay-abouts who breed to get extra benefits.
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.
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The majority of New Labour MPs are upper class, mostly lawyers or that ilk, and public school educated or, to put it another way, 'born with a silver spoon in their mouths', far removed from the everyday grime of the pits, steelworks and shipbuilding industries that formed the basis of the Labour party, The party of the people.
Have we such a pool of talent that we can afford to lose some of it for no other reason than that they weren't 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.
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