spoon fed

spoon-fed

[spoon-fed]
adjective
1.
fed with a spoon.
2.
treated with excessive solicitude; pampered.
3.
given no opportunity to act or think for oneself: Having always been spoon-fed, I couldn't meet the challenge of college.

Origin:
1900–05

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spoon-feed

[spoon-feed, -feed]
verb (used with object), spoon-fed, spoon-feeding.
to cause to be spoon-fed.

Origin:
1605–15

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spoon-feed
 
vb , -feeds, -feeding, -fed
1.  to feed with a spoon
2.  to overindulge or spoil
3.  to provide (a person) with ready-made opinions, judgments, etc, depriving him of original thought or action

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