Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

part and parcel

part and parcel
Meaning(s)
1) an essential component of something
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    • it's just part and parcel of the job
  • Analysis
    If something is part and parcel of' something else it is an essential or basic element or means something is involved or included with something else. "Dealing with violence is just part and parcel of being in the police force." This is an idiom that has been in use for a long time. You will hear it used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Unfortunately, high crime rates are part and parcel of living in a major city, which is why such a large police presence is often necessary.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Dealing with customer complaints is part and parcel of my job, so I always need to make sure my communication skills are up to scratch. 
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Long hours and six day work weeks are part and parcel of working in the financial sector due to the ever fluctuating nature of the industry. That's why so many people in that line of work retire early.
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