part and parcel


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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.
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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.
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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.
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part and parcel

A basic or essential part: Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
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References in classic literature ?
But those of the other sex were the most interesting of this company of binders, by reason of the charm which is acquired by woman when she becomes part and parcel of outdoor nature, and is not merely an object set down therein as at ordinary times.
Tulkinghorn is, in a manner, part and parcel of the place, and besides, is supposed to have made Mrs.
The religious exercises which for so many years had been forced upon him were part and parcel of religion to him.
As he crossed the floor of the canyon he saw something lying close to the base of the side wall he was approaching-something that stood out in startling contrast to all the surroundings and yet seemed so much a part and parcel of the somber scene as to suggest an actor amid the settings of a well-appointed stage, and, as though to carry out the allegory, the pitiless rays of flaming Kudu topped the eastern cliff, picking out the thing lying at the foot of the western wall like a giant spotlight.
But, happening to meet the half-closed eye, as it twinkled upon him over the turned-up collar of the cape, which was within an ace of poking it out, he felt it such an unlikely part and parcel of anything to be doted on, that he substituted, 'that she don't believe it?
Such as it was, however, it was part and parcel of herself, for she was, and had always from her childhood been, different from any one around her.