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bag and baggage

With all of one's possessions. You need to be out of your dorm room, bag and baggage, by Monday morning.
See also: and, bag, baggage

parcel (someone or something) out

To divide people or things into smaller groups and distribute them to others. Once we get to the museum, we're going to parcel groups of kids out to each chaperone. The teacher told Tom to parcel the box of cookies out to everyone in class.
See also: out, parcel

part and parcel

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.
See also: and, parcel, part

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.
See also: and, of, parcel, part

pass the parcel

1. noun A children's party game in which participants pass around a prize wrapped in several layers of paper to accompanying music, with the child left holding the parcel when the music ends being allowed to remove one layer of paper. The child who unwraps the final layer of paper wins the prize. We played pass the parcel at Janie's birthday party, but the boy sitting next to me won the prize.
2. noun By extension, a situation in which the ownership of, responsibility for, stakes in, or value of something is constantly changing or shifting. Police officials have been accused of playing pass the parcel when it comes to accountability for police corruption, continuously changing positions and shifting blame.
3. adjective Describing such a situation. Usually hyhenated. Discussion about the sustainability and tenable value of new digital currencies has so far been little more than pass-the-parcel speculation.
See also: parcel, pass

parcel (something) up

To put something into a package and wrap or tie it closed. I'll just parcel these books up and have them delivered to you tomorrow! If you could just parcel up the rest of this food, I'll take it home with me for later.
See also: parcel, up

bag and baggage

 and part and parcel
with one's luggage; with all one's possessions. Sally showed up at our door bag and baggage one Sunday morning. All right, if you won't pay the rent, out with you, bag and baggage! Get all your stuff—part and parcel—out of here!
See also: and, bag, baggage

parcel someone or something out

Fig. to divide up and send or give away people or things. Carla parceled all the uniforms out so everyone would have one to wear for the parade. We will parcel out the children for the summer.
See also: out, parcel

parcel something up

to wrap something up in a package. Would you parcel the papers up and set them in the corner? Parcel up the files and place them on top of the file cabinet.
See also: parcel, up

bag and baggage

All of one's belongings, especially with reference to departing with them; completely, totally. For example, The day he quit his job, John walked out, bag and baggage. Originating in the 1400s, this phrase at first meant an army's property, and to march off bag and baggage meant that the departing army was not leaving anything behind for the enemy's use. By the late 1500s, it had been transferred to other belongings.
See also: and, bag, baggage

parcel out

Divide into parts and distribute, as in She parceled out the remaining candy among the children. This idiom uses parcel in the sense of "divide into small portions." [Mid-1500s]
See also: out, parcel

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.
See also: and, parcel, part

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.
See also: and, parcel, part

bag and baggage

with all your belongings.
See also: and, bag, baggage

pass the parcel

a situation in which movement or exchange takes place, but no one gains any advantage.
Pass the parcel is the name of a children's game in which a parcel is passed round to the accompaniment of music. When the music stops, the child holding the parcel is allowed to open it.
1998 Times People who won the initial franchises have made the money…Any movement from now on is just a game of pass the parcel, really.
See also: parcel, pass

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’.
See also: and, of, parcel, part

ˌbag and ˈbaggage

with all your belongings: If you don’t pay the rent, you’ll be thrown out, bag and baggage.
See also: and, bag, baggage

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

parcel out

v.
To divide something into parts or portions for distribution: The teacher parceled out the cookies to the pupils. I parceled the free tickets out to my friends.
See also: out, parcel

parcel up

v.
To gather or tie something together in a tight package; wrap up: He parceled up the clothes and took them to the yard sale. She is going to parcel those dry goods up and deliver them to the shelter.
See also: parcel, up

bag and baggage

1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
See also: and, bag, baggage

part and parcel

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

bag and baggage

All one’s belongings, usually in the sense of departing with them. It originally was a military phrase that meant all of an army’s property and was so used in the fifteenth century. To march away with bag and baggage meant that the army was leaving but was surrendering nothing to the enemy. The alliterative nature of the term has appealed to many writers, including Shakespeare. In As You Like It Touchstone says, “Come, shepherd, let us make an honourable retreat; though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and scrippage,” meaning the purse and its contents (money). In time the connotation of honorable departure was dropped and the term simply described clearing out completely. “‘Bag and baggage,’ said she, ‘I’m glad you’re going,’” declared Samuel Richardson’s heroine in Pamela (1741). See also kit and caboodle.
See also: and, bag, baggage

part and parcel

An essential portion or element. This expression originally was a legal term and was so used from the sixteenth century on, principally for clauses of a law and for parts of a landholding. Alliterative and tautological, it began to be used figuratively from about 1800 on. Patrick E. Dove wrote, “The moral law of the conscience is part and parcel of man himself ” (Logic of the Christian Faith, 1856).
See also: and, parcel, part
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Another issue is carrying out duplicate or overlapped surveys unnecessarily in development programs of the country because of insufficient parcel-based land information and records (because of the incompleteness of the cadastral parcel fabric), incurring a high cost and unnecessary delays.
The trial court properly determined that the highest and best use of parcels 11 and 13 was as assembled with parcel 12 for multifamily development.
What constitutes the larger parcel is subject to continuing judicial development and interpretation that varies by state, but generally is determined using a three-pronged test: 1) unity of ownership; 2) unity of use; and 3) physical contiguity.
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To each of these men parcels containing 10lbs of food and tobacco are sent thrice fortnightly by the Case Committee, while 13lbs of bread is despatched from either Berne or Switzerland.
Transglobal's Manager Director, Lawson Archer, said that the new service was being introduced as a result of customer demand: “Our customers appreciate our competitive rates for international parcel delivery, but with the rise in e-commerce and the increasing volume of parcels moving within the UK, we were aware of the increasing need for a flexible and good value UK parcel delivery option.
I watched the driver get out of the van and take my parcel out of the rear of the van and place it on the passenger seat and then return to his driver's seat.
Bulk customers would also have an economical option of surface transported 'Business Parcel', she said.
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Paul's brother, Staff Sergeant Rob Jones, who is also on tour in Helmand, was lucky enough to get a parcel containing the rugby gear.
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RIGA, Aug 22 (LETA) Latvijas Pasts has acquired Pasta Stacija parcel terminal chain with 61 terminals from Baltcap investment fund for EUR 1.8 million, said the company's board chairman Marcis Vilcans.