Born With a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth

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Born in a family or environment that is rich, comfortable and luxuriant

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  • According to its typical meaning, a spoon made of silver is expensive and having that collection signifies importance and wealth. In different traditions people gift a spoon made of silver to the new born. It means that a child has all the best right from his start. This phrase was practically used by a Spanish writer, Cervantes for the first time in 16th century. Now this term is used in different manners and forms of context to signify wealth and comfort.
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Your friend smith can afford all the latest and expensive gadgets, as he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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