One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a wealthy or privileged background.‘she was a baronet's granddaughter and had a silver-spoon upbringing’
noble, titled, upper-class, blue-blooded, high-born, well born, patrician, eliteView synonyms
- ‘You can be a silver-spoon, blue-blood elitist, but if you wear the Democratic label you are presumed to be connected and empathetic.’
- ‘He has not had a silver-spoon career.’
- ‘On a daily basis, I'll hear this guy messing around outside with his baritone silver-spoon lisp, usually entertaining some of his other friends.’
- ‘It's tough to shed that silver-spoon image when you use the word "thrice."’
- ‘Are you going to believe someone who has dedicated their silver-spoon upbringing and life's work to making as much money as quickly as possible?’
- ‘World War II intervenes, just barely making an impact on the story, and Allie lands a silverspoon fiancé.’
- ‘Today's politicians have found that a Spanish vocabulary is useful for disguising silver-spoon roots and expressing solidarity with the masses.’
- ‘Golfers need to relate to real people and not act like silver-spoon snobs.’
- ‘She's trying to fit a populist suit on a silver-spoon candidate.’
- ‘Mr Alexander denies any suggestion that he is a silver-spoon politician.’
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