What does on a silver platter mean?


Idiom Meaning:

given something without any effort


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Entourage “New York” (2004)

Time of Scene: ~00:16:30

Eric: He doesn’t need me that much.

Ari Gold: Of course he doesn’t need you. You’re fucking worthless. I could get a million morons to come in here and do the job. That’s not the point.

Eric: Then what is the point, Ari?

Ari Gold: The point is that he is an insecure fuck, like all beautiful-but-handed-everything-on-a-silver-platter-people. He doesn’t trust anyone in this world but you. You’ve been born into royalty, baby. You know it. Now you just gotta be thankful and wear the crown.


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Penetration” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:16:50

FBI Agent Dana Lewis: The PAT’s plan was to spark a revolution by killing a cop. And you guys served up that state trooper on a silver platter. Then, after all of New York’s finest would attend the funeral, they would just blow everybody else up.

Detective Elliot Stabler: Hey, hey. I don’t have a good track record with you and explosives.

FBI Agent Dana Lewis: Oh relax Nancy. Pin’s in it.


Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Time of Scene: ~00:52:20

Polly Lobster: This is a lucky break, captain letting us go ashore. Us with the map and all. It’s like giving the treasure to us on a silver platter.

Long John Silver: Aye, that it is, Polly. Never trust a silver platter.



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