part and parcel


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part and parcel

Some essential or fundamental part or aspect. Dealing with tantrums is part and parcel of raising a toddler. I'm afraid customer complaints are part and parcel of this job.
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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

COMMON If one thing is part and parcel of another, it is involved or included in it and cannot be separated from it. Strong views and humour were part and parcel of our home life. Difficult times are part and parcel of being a professional.
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part and parcel

A basic or essential part: Working overtime is part and parcel of my job.
See also: and, parcel, part