be part of the furniture

be part of the furniture

slang To be viewed as part of the surroundings because one has been in a particular job or place for a long time. I can't envision the company without Bill. I mean, the man has been here for 40 years—he's part of the furniture!
See also: of, part

be part of the furniture

  (informal)
if someone or something is part of the furniture in a place, they have been there for so long that they seem to be a natural part of that place I've been working in this office for so long I'm part of the furniture now. (sometimes + of ) He had become part of the furniture of British politics.
See also: of, part