όλα στο πιάτο -> everything served on a silver platter, everything served up on a plate

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Ως κατηγορία: "Τα είχε όλα στο πιάτο, από τότε που γεννήθηκε".
« Last Edit: 02 Oct, 2007, 21:43:01 by nickel »





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Για τα πιο κυριολεκτικά (μια και το silver spoon τονίζει κυρίως την καταγωγή) μερικά παραδείγματα από βιβλία (εξωγκουγκλικά):

You can also find people who have had everything served on a silver platter, yet nothing is ever good enough to make them happy.
The Inner Path of Light (Kim Michaels, 2003)

the students were unwilling to think for themselves and expected everything served to them on a platter
Laughing Death: The Untold Story of Kuru (Vincent Zigas, 1990)

I think people who have everything served to them on a silver platter are less sensitized to other people
Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, and Gender (Language, Power and Social Process, 6) (Walter de Gruyter, 2001)

Someone with your brains, my boy, shouldn't have everything served up to him on a plate, even if it were possible.
Evil Genius (Catherine Jinks)

he was an officer too. He was used to having everything served up to him on a plate -just hand it straight over!
The Naked Pioneer Girl (Mikhail Kononov and Andrew Bromfield)


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Και τα 3 από το Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms (2002)

born

be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

to be the son or daughter of a very rich family • His complete lack of concern about money is natural of someone who was born with a silver spoon in their mouth

platter

give/hand sth to sb on a (silver) platter

to let someone get something very easily, without having to work for it «If you sell your share in the company now, you're handing the ownership to him on a silver platter.

plate
give/hand sthto sb on a plate

to let someone get something very easily, without having to work for it • You can't expect everything to be handed to you on a plate - you've got to make a bit of effort.

Οι επιλογές φυσικά είναι λίγο πιο δύσκολες οπότε πράξε ανάλογα με τα όσα προτείνουν οι υπόλοιποι. [Το φόρτε μου σίγουρα δεν είναι οι λεπτές διακρίσεις].
Μέσα από στράτα απόμονη κι απόσκια
Με αγγέλους του ʼδη μόνο στοιχειωμένη
Που κει θεά μ' όνομα νύχτα βασιλεύει
Κάτω στα μέρη αυτά έχω φτάσει, τώρα...


 

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