A-chicken-in-every-pot meaning

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!

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Origin of a-chicken-in-every-pot

  • 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.
    From Wiktionary