be part and parcel of (something)

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be part and parcel of (something)

To be an 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.
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Hope: Norman On life as a Saddler, Norman said: "To move two or three times in a year, I am not going to lie, it has been a little bit draining, but it is part and parcel of the game now.
But you know it is part and parcel of the game, so I can't comment too much.
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Such gay (and, to some, offensive) badinage is part and parcel of everyday debate and nobody should be immune.
"But it is part and parcel of life, really, part and parcel of football and you have to got to get on with it.
"For them, being away from home is part and parcel of being in Europe.
Perhaps I just have to embrace the fact that I live a crazy life and that feeling crazy is part and parcel of it.''
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.
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"I know what Roy has said about me being vocal and I feel it is part and parcel of the role.
'Whether it is acceptable or not, it is part and parcel of the game,' he said.
Being in European football is very exciting and is part and parcel of the role Rangers wants to play.