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on a (silver) platter

Definition of on a (silver) platter

  1. :  in a way that requires no effort :  as a gift <He has had everything handed/given to him on a silver platter.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  silver as a commodity

    :  coin made of silver

    :  articles (as hollowware or table flatware) made of or plated with silver

  1. :  made of silver

    : :  resembling silver: as

    :  having a white lustrous sheen

  1. :  to cover with silver (as by electroplating)

    :  to coat with a substance (as a metal) resembling silver

    :  to give a silvery luster to

  1. :  a large plate used especially for serving meat

    :  plate

    :  a phonograph record

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tending to dismiss important matters

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