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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthBorn rich or in a wealthy family.Rate it:

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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.Rate it:

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silver spoonWealth passed down or inherited.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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greasy spoonAn inexpensive diner or other informal restaurant, especially one specializing in frying or grilling.Rate it:

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wooden spoonA spoon made from wood.Rate it:

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wooden spoonAn ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.Rate it:

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wooden spoonkitchen utensilRate it:

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born in a barnLacking a sense of etiquette; ill-mannered.Rate it:

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born yesterdayNew, naive, innocent, inexperienced or easily deceived.Rate it:

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born in a barnEngaging in the annoying behavior of inappropriately, and usually neglectfully, leaving open a door or window.Rate it:

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born in a barnOf humble birth, especially when referring to Jesus Christ.Rate it:

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be born yesterdayTo be new, naive, innocent, inexperienced, or easily deceived.Rate it:

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born and bredShowing characteristics of birth and upbringing, especially in relation to a particular location.Rate it:

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born on the fourth of julyDemonstratively patriotic.Rate it:

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in all my born daysEver.Rate it:

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there's a sucker born every minuteThere are a great number of fools in the world, and there always be.Rate it:

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were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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one's heart in one's mouthvery scaredRate it:

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put one's foot in one's mouthTo misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isTo make or take a bet.Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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every dark cloud has a silver liningAlternative form of every cloud has a silver lining.Rate it:

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silver bulletA bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.Rate it:

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silver bulletA cocktail somewhat like a martini.Rate it:

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silver bulletAny straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.Rate it:

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silver foilUsed other than as an idiom: see silver, foil.Rate it:

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silver foilaluminium foilRate it:

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silver screenBy extension, the movies or that related to movies or cinema.Rate it:

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silver screenThe cinema screen onto which movies are projected.Rate it:

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silver surferAn elderly person who regularly uses the Internet.Rate it:

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silver tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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silver-tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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silver-tonguedEloquent and articulate.Rate it:

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speech is silverspeech is valuable.Rate it:

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speech is silverspeech is deceptive.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of disappointment and frustration.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling something is morally despicable as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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keep one's mouth shutTo keep a secret; to refrain from speaking indiscreetly or carelessly.Rate it:

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lie ill in one's mouthTo sound artificial or contradictory.Rate it:

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open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.Rate it:

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shoot one's mouth offTo make reckless or exaggerated statements.Rate it:

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shut one's mouthTo stop talking; to be quiet.Rate it:

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watch one's mouthIn the imperative form, used as a warning to avoid or stop using inappropriate language, especially profanity, or disrespectful utterances.Rate it:

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watch one's mouthTo be careful about what one says, especially with regard to disrespectful or profane language.Rate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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