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come with the territory

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go with the territory (or TURF)


go with the territory

verb phrase

To be an integral part of some occupation or status, esp a part that is not especially delightful: At EPA It Goes With the Territory/ Tierney's answer was that such speculation ''goes with the territory''/ Such embarrassments come with the turf, however

[1960s+; fr the conditions implicit in a sales representative's covering of a certain territory, popularized by use in the Requiem section of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman]


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Idioms and Phrases with come with the territory
Accompany specific circumstances, as in You may not like the new coach, but he comes with the territory, or As the editor, you may not like listening to complaints, but it comes with the territory. This term uses territory in the sense of “sales district,” and the phrase originally meant that traveling sales personnel had to accept whatever problems or perquisites they found in their assigned region. Today it is applied in many other contexts. [ Second half of 1900s ]
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