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Slang definitions & phrases for go with the territory

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]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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