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bag and baggage

With all of one's possessions. You need to be out of your dorm room, bag and baggage, by Monday morning.
See also: and, bag, baggage

bag and baggage

 and part and parcel
with one's luggage; with all one's possessions. Sally showed up at our door bag and baggage one Sunday morning. All right, if you won't pay the rent, out with you, bag and baggage! Get all your stuff—part and parcel—out of here!
See also: and, bag, baggage

parcel someone or something out

Fig. to divide up and send or give away people or things. Carla parceled all the uniforms out so everyone would have one to wear for the parade. We will parcel out the children for the summer.
See also: out, parcel

parcel something up

to wrap something up in a package. Would you parcel the papers up and set them in the corner? Parcel up the files and place them on top of the file cabinet.
See also: parcel, up

parcel out something

also parcel something out
to give parts of something to different people The bookkeeper spent yesterday parceling out the profits from the deal. The settlement is very small and I'm glad I'm not the one who has to parcel it out.
See also: out, parcel

part and parcel (of something)

something that cannot be separated from a condition or activity Being recognized on the street is part and parcel of being a celebrity.
See also: and, parcel, part

bag and baggage

  (slightly formal)
with all the things that you own We were told we'd have to be out of the house, bag and baggage, in a week's time.
See also: and, bag, baggage

part and parcel

if something is part and parcel of an experience, it is a necessary part of that experience which cannot be avoided Being recognised in the street is all part and parcel of being famous.
See also: and, parcel, part

bag and baggage

All of one's belongings, especially with reference to departing with them; completely, totally. For example, The day he quit his job, John walked out, bag and baggage. Originating in the 1400s, this phrase at first meant an army's property, and to march off bag and baggage meant that the departing army was not leaving anything behind for the enemy's use. By the late 1500s, it had been transferred to other belongings.
See also: and, bag, baggage

parcel out

Divide into parts and distribute, as in She parceled out the remaining candy among the children. This idiom uses parcel in the sense of "divide into small portions." [Mid-1500s]
See also: out, parcel

part and parcel

An essential or basic element, as in Traveling is part and parcel of Zach's job. Used since the 15th century as a legal term, with part meaning "a portion" and parcel "something integral with a whole," this idiom began to be used more loosely from about 1800. Although both nouns have the same basic meaning, the redundancy lends emphasis.
See also: and, parcel, part

parcel out

v.
To divide something into parts or portions for distribution: The teacher parceled out the cookies to the pupils. I parceled the free tickets out to my friends.
See also: out, parcel

parcel up

v.
To gather or tie something together in a tight package; wrap up: He parceled up the clothes and took them to the yard sale. She is going to parcel those dry goods up and deliver them to the shelter.
See also: parcel, up

bag and baggage

1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
See also: and, bag, baggage

part and parcel

A basic or essential part: Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
See also: and, parcel, part
References in classic literature ?
Even this, his usual sentiment at meal times, one of his innocent delusions (for his appetite was always obstinate, and flatly contradicted him), awoke no smile in the face of his little wife, who stood among the parcels, pushing the cake-box slowly from her with her foot, and never once looked, though her eyes were cast down too, upon the dainty shoe she generally was so mindful of.
I went back to that sweet-shop and asked if I'd left a parcel, and gave them a particular address if it turned up.
Flambeau tore a brown-paper parcel out of his inner pocket and rent it in pieces.
He explained with a moon-calf simplicity to everybody in the carriage that he had to be careful, because he had something made of real silver "with blue stones" in one of his brown-paper parcels.
It was his friend of the Harwich train, the stumpy little cure of Essex whom he had warned about his brown paper parcels.
And most certainly there was nothing wonderful about the fact that Flambeau should have it all his own way with such a silly sheep as the man with the umbrella and the parcels.
He had lived prosperously for about twenty years entirely on duplicate brown paper parcels.
He left the parcel very readily, and goes his way, and in about half an hour my maid and I walked off, and that very evening I hired a horse, and a man to ride before me, and went to Newmarket, and from thence got my passage in a coach that was not quite full to St.
They found nothing for their turn, for the trunk had been searched before, but they discovered several things very much to my satisfaction, as particularly a parcel of money in French pistols, and some Dutch ducatoons or rix-dollars, and the rest was chiefly two periwigs, wearing-linen, and razors, wash-balls, perfumes, and other useful things necessary for a gentleman, which all passed for my husband's, and so I was quit to them.
He had divested himself of his brown paper parcel, but had made no alteration in his attire, and was, if possible, more loquacious than ever.
The cabby, after shooting his things off the roof of his machine into young Powell's arms, drove away leaving him alone with his sea-chest, a sail cloth bag and a few parcels on the pavement about his feet.
Thanks to this presence in Sweden, we have now integrated the primary market of Northern Europe into our parcel network and passed another milestone on the road to having a dedicated B2C infrastructure for Europe," said Fabian Dx, Senior Vice President of Unattended Delivery at DHL Parcel Europe.
The Global Parcel Delivery Market Insight Report 2015 is intended to provide an analysis of the market and the trends which are driving it - in particular the growth of online retailing and the delivery challenges it raises - and evaulate the world's largest carriers.
In 2008, Union County valued Parcel 3 at $10,201,240 for property tax purposes and Parcel 3A at $1,135,420.
Transglobal's Marketing Manager, Chris Marr, identified flexibility and price as the main advantages of the new servce: "While Transglobal Express is most renowned for its door-to-door courier services, this is a more flexible parcel delivery option," he said.