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go 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 goes with the territory. Sleep deprivation goes with the territory of being a new parent.
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go with the territory

If something goes with the territory, it is a normal and necessary part of a situation, so you have to accept it. If you're a world-class footballer, that level of media attention goes with the territory and you have to learn to live with it. Note: You can also say that something comes with the territory. If you're foreign, being misunderstood comes with the territory.
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go (or come) with the territory

be an unavoidable result of a particular situation.
Territory is probably used here in its early 20th-century US sense of ‘the area in which a sales representative or distributor has the right to operate’.
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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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go with the territory, to

To be a natural and unavoidable accompaniment to or consequence of a particular situation. Also put as to come with the territory, this expression dates from the second half of the 1900s. Originally “territory” referred to a sales district, and the phrase meant traveling salesmen had to put up with whatever difficulties or advantages they found in their assigned region. It soon was applied to other contexts, as in “You may not like the new supervisor but he goes with the territory.” Novelist J. A. Jance used it in Queen of the Night (2010), “It was a neighborhood where living beyond your means went with the territory.”
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