a chicken in every pot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First stated by Henry IV of France as, "I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday," and later in the United States during the Hoover campaign for presidency as part of an advertisement.

Noun[edit]

a chicken in every pot

  1. something suggestive of general welfare or prosperity
    At least nowadays we have a chicken in every pot, and a car in every garage to boot!