The English language expression silver spoon is synonymous with wealth, especially inherited wealth;someone born into a wealthy family is said to have “been born with a silver spoon in his mouth”. As an adjective, “silver-spoon” describes someone who has a prosperous
background or is of a well-to-do family environment, often with the connotation that the person doesn’t appreciate or deserve his or her advantage [ citation needed] , it being
inherited rather than earned. In Australia the expression ” silvertail ” is also used, with nearly identical meaning. It has been used in cultural or political situations to describe
someone as aristocratic or out of touch with the common people.