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on a plate

adverb

without requiring any effort on the part of the recipient

Examples

They handed him the world on a plate.

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on a plate

adverb

In an easy situation; easily acquired: a win on a plate (1935+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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