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silver

2 adjective
     
silver2
1HCE made of silver:
a silver teapot
a silver coin
2CC having the colour of silver:
an old man with silver hair
3

on a silver platter

if something is given to you on a silver platter, you do not have to make any effort to get it:
He had a scholarship handed to him on a silver platter.
4

silver bullet

American English something that solves a difficult problem very quickly and easily:
There is no silver bullet for this problem.

➔ be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

at born2 (8)

; ➔ every cloud has a silver lining

at cloud1 (6)
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