be part and parcel of something

to be an aspect of something that has to be accepted

These little arguments were part and parcel of their relationship.


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  • part and parcel of something — part and parcel (of (something)) something that cannot be separated from a condition or activity. Being recognized on the street is part and parcel of being a celebrity …   New idioms dictionary

  • part and parcel of something — part and parcel of sth idiom an essential part of sth • Keeping the accounts is part and parcel of my job. Main entry: ↑partidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be part and parcel of something — phrase to be an aspect of something that has to be accepted These little arguments were part and parcel of their relationship. Thesaurus: to be a feature or example of somethingsynonym Main entry: part …   Useful english dictionary

  • part and parcel of — part and parcel (of (something)) something that cannot be separated from a condition or activity. Being recognized on the street is part and parcel of being a celebrity …   New idioms dictionary

  • part and parcel — (of (something)) something that cannot be separated from a condition or activity. Being recognized on the street is part and parcel of being a celebrity …   New idioms dictionary

  • part and parcel — If something is part and parcel of your job, say, it is an essential and unavoidable part that has to be accepted …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Part and parcel — Part Part (p[aum]rt), n. [F. part, L. pars, gen. partis; cf. parere to bring forth, produce. Cf. {Parent}, {Depart}, {Parcel}, {Partner}, {Party}, {Portion}.] 1. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • part and parcel of — see ↑part, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑parcel part and parcel of : a basic and necessary part of (something) Stress was part and parcel of the job. • • • Main Entry: ↑part …   Useful english dictionary

  • part and parcel — This expression, meaning ‘an essential part of something’, retains an older meaning of parcel that has otherwise not survived, namely ‘a constituent or component part’ (as in Swinburne s Till the soul of man be parcel of the sunlight) …   Modern English usage

  • part and parcel —    If something is part and parcel of your job, say, it is an essential and unavoidable part that has to be accepted.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Something that is part and parcel of an activity or role is a key component or an… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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