One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that someone receives or achieves something with little or no effort.‘they certainly don't give everything to you on a silver platter’
- ‘You couldn't give me either collection on a silver platter, but they obviously mean something to the collector and I respect that.’
- ‘Do they expect us to surrender our lives on a silver platter?’
- ‘A great achiever, Dr Kalam says that success does not come on a platter.’
- ‘The young already have a terrible problem with entitlement - they all seem to believe that life's riches should come handed to them on a silver platter and that work is for morons.’
- ‘In an age where most Bollywood stars would kill for a role in a Hollywood film, the opportunity has come on a platter for Satish Kaushik.’
- ‘The opportunity to overthrow the Labour budget was handed to them on a silver platter and they lacked the courage to accept it.’
- ‘‘Students think they can have their education handed to them on a silver platter,’ Tarragon said.’
- ‘This time, he followed it up with a better-thought out statement which, really, handed the Republicans an attack on a silver platter.’
- ‘He has handed it on a silver platter to the sporting public in the UK that even those in Wales and Scotland dismissive of silver spoons and mad dogs and Englishmen, can't fail to warm to.’
- ‘But the press wasn't interested in making it happen, even though Dean was serving up the chance on a silver platter.’
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