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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. A: "I don't know how we're going to manage such a large group of kids in this part of town." B: "Why don't we parcel them out for the day?" The teacher told Tom to parcel the box of cookies to everyone in class.
See also: out, parcel

part and parcel

Some essential or fundamental part or aspect. 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 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.
See also: and, of, parcel, part

pass the parcel

1. 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. By extension, a situation in which the ownership of, responsibility for, stakes in, or value of something is constantly changing or shifting. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The leaders of the police force have been accused of playing pass the parcel when it comes to accountability for police corruption, continuously changing positions and shifting blame. Talk about the sustainability and tenable value of new digital currencies in the future have so far been little more than pass-the-parcel speculation.
See also: parcel, pass

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
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The subject of the order was the provision of delivery and collection of postal parcels and courier parcels within the meaning of article 13, Points 14 and 19 of the act of november 23, 2012.
But Lynn, of Chester-le-Street, said: "I think the biggest issue is that our parcels were lost.
These intelligent parcel boxes - which can be installed in all manner of buildings and combined with mailboxes - allow residents to receive and send parcels from their own residence, eliminating the need for a "sorry we missed you card" and parcels being left in unsecure locations.
Information about every land parcel for construction, land property, content, constructed or planned constructions, are available on the graphic register of land parcels for construction.
The company says drivers can sometimes leave parcels with neighbours or in an "appropriate safe place".
Pace/Dowd appealed the assessment to the North Carolina Tax Commission (Commission), arguing both parcels were appraised in excess of the true value of the properties as of January 1, 2008.
49 plus VAT, customers can book the UPS Access Point service for parcels up to 15kg in weight and up to 80cm in length - a significant saving on a door-to-door service which is likely to be of interest to personal shippers.
To have minimal transit time, these parcels will be given airlift wherever needed.
Summary: Emirates Post Group has announced more competitive rates for international parcels and EMS (Express Mail Service) as part of a mid-year tariff revision, offering highly attractive options for sending parcels to all parts of the world.
THE Royal Mail is planning to reduce compensation for lost or damaged letters and parcels under a series of changes proposed yesterday.
Parcels can be dispatched from any of Emirates Post's outlets across the UAE.
O'Brien is looking for authorization from the City Council to transfer ownership of a city-owned parcel in Washington Square to the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, so it can be assembled with two other adjacent parcels into a single developable lot.
Significant growth in parcels due to online trading has sparked new parcel services says New Zealand Post.
Russo Development is targeting new acquisitions, both land parcels and existing facilities, throughout the state and this acquisition is an ideal entry into the desirable Morris County market place.