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

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

To be 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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be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

be born into a wealthy family of high social standing.
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be born with a silver ˈspoon in your mouth

(saying) be born into a very rich family: They had both been born with silver spoons in their mouths, and never had to worry about money.
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The Prime Minister, who is personally very comfortable because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he married an heiress, would be ashamed of his airy dismissal of her plight if he had a conscience.
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When asked if that was a technical term the Top Gear host smirked: "That's what they'll tell you at a garage!" Yesterday Rover worker Ron Ashford, 67, stormed: "The last thing anyone needs is that sort of shallow disrespect from a jumped-up prat who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth."
Tom Parker Bowles was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.