English: To have been poor; to come from humble beginnings.
Spanish: Haber Comido Con Cuchara De Palo.
Literal Meaning: to have eaten with a wooden spoon.
Meaning: to have been poor; to come from humble beginnings.
Aunque ahora tiene prestigio por su suegro, ha comido con cuchara del palo. (Although now he enjoys prestige because of his father-in-law, he comes from a humble family.)