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give/hand sth to sb on a plate

informal
to allow someone to get or win something very easily: They were handed the contract on a plate. Arsenal handed the game to them on a plate.
Translations of “give/hand sth to sb on a plate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…拱手讓給(某人), 讓(某人)輕鬆贏得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…拱手让给(某人), 让(某人)轻松赢得…
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