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English definition of “give/hand sth to sb on a (silver) platter”

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

to allow someone to 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.
Translations of “give/hand sth to sb on a (silver) platter”
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕易讓步, 拱手相讓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻易让步, 拱手相让…
(Definition of give/hand sth to sb on a (silver) platter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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