silver spoon

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silver spoon (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Wealth passed down or inherited.
    He was born with a silver spoon and an upturned nose, he didn't lose the latter when he squandered the former.

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Although this noun is uncountable, it is almost always preceded by the indefinite article ("a").

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