serve up on a plate

serve up on a plate

To give or relinquish something to someone very easily, without him or her having to work very hard to get or achieve it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "serve" and up." The team's defense has been atrocious today, serving a victory to their opponents up on a plate. If we can get the government to subsidize our project, we'll have our yearly earnings served up to us on a plate.
See also: on, plate, serve, up