Born With A Silver Spoon in Your Mouth




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Born With A Silver Spoon in Your Mouth : Phrases



Meaning:

Born into wealthy, comfortable or privileged family.


Example:

In India, Nehru was
born with a Silver Spoon in his mouth.


Origin:

At one time, it was customary for godparents to give their godchild a silver spoon at the christening. These people were usually well-off so the spoon came to represent the child's good fortune. The phrase was used by Cervantes, the Spanish writer, in the early 1600s in the book Don Quixote.

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