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A Piece of the Pie

Today’s idiom is a piece of the pie. Its definition is a share of something - sometimes with the added meaning of a fair share of something. Here are two sentences demonstrating the use of this idiom:

1. The company is highly profitable, and the workers want
a piece of the pie.
2. All of the companies were competing for market share. Every one of them wanted a piece of the pie.

Michele Obama has been quoted as saying:

The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.

What did Michele Obama mean she said that someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie in order to get universal health care or an improved education system? Is this true?

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