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Be born into a wealthy family of high social standing:‘it's obvious that he wasn't raised with a silver spoon’
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- ‘You on the other hand must have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth.’
- ‘They think that we're born with a silver spoon in our mouth.’
- ‘So if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, tell people.’
- ‘I never lived in a block of flats, but I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth either.’
- ‘It is always being said that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but that's not the case.’
- ‘You thought I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, is that right?’
- ‘He is American with a fresh faced, ‘well scrubbed’ look about him but was certainly not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.’
- ‘Although he is descended from Russian aristocracy, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.’
- ‘So what is it like to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth?’
- ‘I presume that for most people - those who were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth - there was a time when they were poor.’
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