silver spoon
noun Etymology: from the phrase “born with a silver spoon in one's mouth” (born wealthy) Date: 1801 wealth; especially inherited wealth

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  • Silver spoon — 銀の匙 (Гин но садзи) Жанр комедия, повседневность, школа Манга «Silver Spoon» Автор Хирому Аракава Издатель Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd …   Википедия

  • Silver spoon — The English language expression silver spoon is an expression for wealth; someone born into a wealthy family is said to have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth . In Australia the expression silvertail is also often used, although it has… …   Wikipedia

  • silver spoon — noun the inherited wealth of established upper class families he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth she is the daughter of old money from Massachusetts • Syn: ↑old money • Hypernyms: ↑inherited wealth * * * noun Etymolog …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver-spoon — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: silver spoon : having a prosperous background : of a well to do family environment you might from a hint of courtliness … think he s a silver spoon man Anita Brenner …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silver Spoon — *For the idiomatic usage, see Silver spoon *For the UK sugar brand, see British Sugar *For the US TV program, see Silver Spoons *For the Italian cookbook, see Il cucchiaio d argento …   Wikipedia

  • silver spoon — noun Wealth passed down or inherited. He was born with a silver spoon and an upturned nose, he didnt lose the latter when he squandered the former …   Wiktionary

  • silver spoon — See born with a silver spoon in his mouth …   English idioms

  • silver spoon — See spoon (def. 7). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • Silver spoon — the moon …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • silver spoon — Australian Slang the moon …   English dialects glossary

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