26 idioms using the word silver

Hello learners, have you ever heard an English phrase that did not make any sense even though you understood all the words in the phrase?  If so then it was probably and idiom, which is a phrase the does not translate literally.

Idioms are extremely common, so you need to get to know them in order to understand English, and we are here to help.  Here you will find 10 idioms using the word “silver” to get you started.

  1. Born with a silver spoon in one´s mouth

Born into a rich family 

Example: She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, never having to worry about money

  1. On a silver platter

To have whatever one wants delivered, given, or provided to one, without any effort in return. 

Example: You can’t just expect to be handed everything on a silver platter in life. You’ve got to work for the things you want.

  1. Cross someone´s palm with silver

To pay one, especially as a bribe ; To pay money to someone in payment for a  service. 

Example: Well, if you cross my palm, I might remember a few details about the people you’re asking about I’ll give you all the details, but first cross my palm with silver.

  1. Every cloud has a silver lining

Even in difficult situations, there is often a positive or hopeful aspect

Example:  Losing his job was tough, but he found a new career he loves. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  1. Silver-tongued

To be eloquent, persuasive, and skilled in speaking 

Example: The politician was known for his silver-tongued speeches that won over many voters

  1. The silver screen 

The movie industry or cinema. 

Example: She dreamed of becoming a famous actress on the silver screen

  1. A silver bullet

A simple and effective solution to a complex problem 

Example: There’s no silver bullet for curing all social issues, but education is a critical step

  1. Silver-haired

Having grey or white hair, typically due to aging.

Example: The wise and silver-haired old man shared his life experiences with the young generation

  1. Silver lining

The potential for something positive or beneficial to result from a negative situation 

Example: There could be a silver lining to getting laid off—you might find a job you actually like!

  1. Quicksilver

To move or change very quickly 

Example: Sure, the boss is 100% behind this project now, but his mind is like quicksilver—who knows how he’ll feel about it tomorrow.

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