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silver spoon

spoon (def 16).
Origin of silver spoon
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for silver spoon
  • They will steal and hide bright objects, such as jewelry or a silver spoon.
  • Most of you weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
  • To grasp one form of this law in action, stir a cup of tea with a silver spoon.
  • And as you guys know, he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
  • Why, only a comparatively few people who have been raised on a silver spoon.
  • Stir them with a silver spoon, and keep on the lid of the pan closely, except when you are stirring them.
Contemporary definitions for silver spoon

inherited wealth and accompanying social status and (sometimes) luck

Word Origin

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