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spoon-fed

[ spoon-fed ]
/ ˈspunˌfɛd /
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adjective
fed with a spoon.
treated with excessive solicitude; pampered.
given no opportunity to act or think for oneself: Having always been spoon-fed, I couldn't meet the challenge of college.
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Origin of spoon-fed

First recorded in 1900–05
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