part and parcel


Definition of part and parcel 

: an essential or integral component stress was part and parcel of the job

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Viewing migrants as a threat is part and parcel of Trump’s larger unilateralist vision, with its drawing back from traditional alliances and push for trade war. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "President Trump sees immigration as a defense issue.," 22 June 2018 And the details in our home are part and parcel to that. Nora Deligter, Vogue, "On the Registry: The Homeware Curator Who Hoped for Dior Wine Glasses," 28 June 2018 Ballot challenges are part and parcel of the political process. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "'An entire generation ... underrepresented': Why Millennials avoid local government," 27 June 2018 How Title IX Gave Rise to the Dad Fan Mari Uyehara on how, from Chloe Kim to Brandi Chastain, Dad Fandom became as part and parcel of Dadhood as cracking a cold beer or telling bad jokes. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "How Title IX Gave Rise to the Dad Fan," 11 June 2018 DeVos' critics, meanwhile, saw her cutback of loan relief for Corinthian students as part and parcel of a more indulgent approach to for-profit higher education firms. Michael Hiltzik,, "A federal court gives defrauded Corinthian College students a victory over Betsy DeVos," 29 May 2018 Instead, younger Reds had come to accept such mediocre performances as part and parcel of being a Liverpool fan - that being the regressive attitude inherited from the Roy Hodgson era at Anfield., "Back From the Brink: How Liverpool Recovered From the Cusp of Mid-Table Mediocrity Under Roy Hodgson," 24 Apr. 2018 Two of the race’s founders — Bill Neller and Dave Driscoll — are still part and parcel of Sunday’s 7.1-mile event, which traditionally takes place the second Sunday in June, at 1 p.m., after church services are over. Lori Riley,, "New, Old Traditions Abound At The Litchfield Hills Road Race," 10 June 2018 Nurses do not explicitly search for meaning, but meaning is part and parcel of their day job. Longreads, "Somewhere Under My Left Ribs: A Nurse’s Story," 31 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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