(to be) born with a silver spoon in your mouth

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Idiom Definition - born with a silver spoon in your mouth

"(to be) born with a silver spoon in your mouth"

born with many advantages;

born to a wealthy family


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - born with a silver spoon in your mouth

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Must be nice to have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth like Alex. It is easy to rise to a senior vice-president level when you are born into a wealthy and influential family.

Colleague 2: Oh, no. Alex was born on the South Side in a near-ghetto. His family was extremely poor. Alex has worked really hard for all the success he has achieved. He was given no more advantages than the rest of us.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - born with a silver spoon in your mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Does Trisha always throw a fit when she doesn't get what she wants?

Friend 2: Trisha is not accustomed to anyone saying no to her. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She was basically raised by servants who would always do her bidding without question.

Friend 1: Perhaps it is a good thing that I am from a middle-class family. Being born rich like Trisha seems to cause too many personality problems.

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(to be) born with a silver spoon in your mouth - Gerund Form:

Being born born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was bound to have advantages that would help his success.

(to be) born with a silver spoon in your mouth - Examples:

1)  ... secure, rich and successful. They probably think you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Why don't you tell them the truth?

2)  Alas, if you're like me, you weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth and you have to worry about money.

3)  It's easy to succeed when you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth or when new money buys you a whole canteen of cutlery.

4)  It may be hard to believe, particularly if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but there is genuine poverty here in the UK.

5)  Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you had to work extra hours, or other jobs to ...

6)  Sure, if you're an upper class white male born with a silver spoon in your mouth, had the best education money can buy, ...

7)  He may not have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he may have lived as a child in a rented flat ...

8)  Justin Trudeau was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was born into a very wealthy family and has never ...

9)  ... kid who becomes a wealthy CEO, and a rich kid born with a silver spoon in his mouth taking over his dads multi-national.

10)  He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He won everything by his own talent and hard work.

11)  Pardew wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth and fought his way into professional ranks via the non-league game.

12)  ... went round claiming that as for him, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth and that he would run a lean and modest government.

13)  He did not have a rich family. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Instead, my friend was always hard up for cash.

14)  ... he is slightly above the law, as he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth?

15)  Unlike the other prominent leaders of Sri Lanka he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His father owned a fleet of rickshaws which were hired to ...

16)  ... but he absolutely was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He has always relied on himself.

17)  I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth so I know how hard it can be in Ghana.

18)  So, I grew up happy. I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

19)  I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth either; more like a farm shovel.

20)  It was no secret that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was a princess in the life that my father gave me.