be part and parcel of (something)

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be part and parcel of (something)

To be some essential or fundamental part or aspect of something. 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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be part and parcel of

be an essential feature or element of.
Both part and parcel ultimately come from Latin pars meaning ‘part’ and in this phrase they have virtually identical senses. The phrase is first recorded in mid 16th-century legal parlance; it is now used in general contexts to emphasize that the item mentioned is absolutely integral to the whole.
1998 Spectator It's not enough for people just to shrug their shoulders and say, ‘Well, that is part and parcel of being in public life’.
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be part and parcel of something

be an essential part of something: Long hours spent planning lessons are part and parcel of a teacher’s job.
See also: and, of, parcel, part, something
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Singer Michael Buble "The glamour is part and parcel of the show.
By trying to live a contemplative life that is part and parcel of the lives of others, the experiences and people who fill my days shape my prayer in a privileged way.
It is part and parcel of the European tradition of cowardice, pragmatism, accommodation and appeasement of the powerful.
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Legitimate advertising and promotion of protest against unfair practice is part and parcel of our heritage and has been successful in altering the course of this nation in too many instances to recount in this epistle.
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Flirting with women is also a ``masculinist tendency'' and is part and parcel of the male animal and one cannot be curbed without curbing the other.