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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.
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Regarded as a bible for authentic Italian home cooking, the Silver Spoon now features over 2,000 updated recipes and is illustrated with 400 brand new, full-color photographs.
The Hyderabadi biryani made by Silver Spoon, a small but popular restaurant that serves cuisine of the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad, was voted Best Biryani in Town by Gulf News in 2012.
Britain's biggest supermarket has upped the price of a 1kg pack of best-selling Silver Spoon granulated sugar from 59p to 69p at its Extra, Superstore and Metro stores.
Britain's biggest supermarket have upped the price of a 1kg pack of best-selling Silver Spoon granulated sugar from 59p to 69p at their Extra, Superstore and Metro stores.
So no not all students are born with a silver spoon in their mouth.
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.
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.