on a platter
phrasal without effort ; very easily <
can have the presidency on a platter — Jonathan Daniels
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on a platter — adverb (or adjective) : without the least expenditure of effort : without difficulty : very easily can have the presidency on a platter Jonathan Daniels * * * on a (silver) platter informal used to indicate that someone receives or achieves… …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's head on a platter — (someone s) head on a plate/platter if you want someone s head on a plate you are very angry with them and want them to be punished. The director was furious at what had happened and wanted Watt s head on a platter …   New idioms dictionary

  • head on a platter — (someone s) head on a plate/platter if you want someone s head on a plate you are very angry with them and want them to be punished. The director was furious at what had happened and wanted Watt s head on a platter …   New idioms dictionary

  • want head on a platter —    If someone makes you so angry that you want them to be punished, you want their head on a platter.     He was so angry when he read the article about his family that he wanted the journalist s head on a platter …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • be handed something on a platter — ► be handed something on a (silver) platter informal acquire something with little or no effort. Main Entry: ↑platter …   English terms dictionary

  • on a silver platter — on a (silver) platter : in a way that requires no effort : as a gift He has had everything handed/given to him on a silver platter. [=he has not had to work for the things that he has; he is very lucky and has been given everything he has] • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a (silver) platter — phrase if something is given to you on a silver platter, you do not have to do much in order to get it He’s the kind of rich kid who’s had everything given to him on a silver platter. Thesaurus: process of giving or supplyingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a silver platter — If you hand or give something on a silver platter to someone, you let them have it too easily …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on a (silver) platter — informal indicating that something is achieved with little or no effort. → platter …   English new terms dictionary

  • on a silver platter — like a beautiful gift, served in style    Success won t come on a silver platter. You have to work for it …   English idioms

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