Also, serve up on a plate. Provide with something valuable for nothing, or give an unearned reward to; also, make it easy for. For example, She did no work at all, expecting to have everything handed to her on a silver platter, or Just ask them—they’ll serve up the data on a plate. Both terms allude to being elaborately served at the table. [ Early 1900s ]
Also see: born with a silver spoon
- Hand trouble
noun phrase A pronounced tendency to touch and caress; generalized tactile amorousness: Bonnie had encountered men with hand trouble (1940s+)
noun 1. 1 (def 3).
[hand-wawk] /ˈhændˈwɔk/ verb (used with object), Informal. 1. to carry (a memorandum, check, or other document) from one person or office to another so as to assure prompt delivery.
[hand-wawr-mer] /ˈhændˌwɔr mər/ noun 1. a small, flat, usually pocket-size device containing material, as chemicals, hot liquids, or a battery-operated heating element, for the .