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come with the territory

To typically accompany a certain situation; to be a usual consequence or related issue. When you're the boss, staying late at the office just comes with the territory. Sleep deprivation comes with the territory of being a new parent.
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come with the territory

 and go with the territory
Fig. to be expected under circumstances like this. (Alludes to the details and difficulties attendant to something like the assignment of a specific sales territory to a salesperson. When one accepts the assignment, one accepts the problems.) There is a lot of paperwork in this job. Oh, well, I guess it comes with the territory. There are problems, but they go with the territory.
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come with the territory

Accompany specific circumstances, as in You may not like the new coach, but he comes with the territory, or As the editor, you may not like listening to complaints, but it comes with the territory. This term uses territory in the sense of "sales district," and the phrase originally meant that traveling sales personnel had to accept whatever problems or perquisites they found in their assigned region. Today it is applied in many other contexts. [Second half of 1900s]
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ˌcome/ˌgo with the ˈterritory

be a normal and accepted part of a particular job, situation, etc: As a doctor, he has to work long hours and some weekends, but that goes with the territory I suppose.
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I have a dog myself, so I fully understand how unpleasant it can be having to pick up after your pet, but that comes with the territory of being a dog owner.
The Celtic boss said: "We have had a very hectic schedule but that comes with the territory.
I have got a thick skin and have always accepted that criticism is something which comes with the territory.
If you are going to replace someone, the manager is the obvious one - it comes with the territory.
It comes with the territory of being so successful over the last three or four years.
I can understand it a little because we are such a high-profile club and it comes with the territory, I suppose.
A stunning view comes with the territory at Mount Palomar Winery's picnic ground in Temecula.
Cllr Dowd said: ``There was an awful lot of abuse, particularly towards the chief fire officer, and inevitably that isn't pleasant but it comes with the territory.
Of course, I knowwhat he's going through, but the pressure comes with the territory and obviously if you make a mistake as a goalkeeper you know you are going to be criticised, especially if you play for such a big country as England," said Poom.
After Queen's there is more attention on me but it's not a total shock - that just comes with the territory.
It never comes with the territory as something that you accept,'' said Fullerton, 66, who flew F-86 fighters and B-47 bombers for the Air Force before becoming a test pilot and later joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Taking stick comes with the territory and usually means the opposition respect you or fear you.
CITY manager Roberto Mancini has told Andre Villas-Boas to man up and accept criticism comes with the territory of a top job.
NEW ZEALAND: All Blacks superstar Dan Carter admits that expectation comes with the territory for World Cup favourites New Zealand.
There's people out there struggling to put food on the table for their families, so in terms of pressure in the Premier League, that comes with the territory.