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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: furniture, of, part
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I am part of the furniture, part of the family here now.
It feels like I am part of the furniture here," he said.
I've always been happy here, I am part of the furniture now and I want to keep playing at this level, at this club for as long as I can," he said.
I have been here a long time, I am part of the furniture.