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The director has tried to link how small shops in localities which had become part and parcel of our culture have been affected by mall culture. (Times of India)

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What is the meaning of "Took the audiences by storm"?

asked Apr 06 '13 at 16:03 Sanjay Expert

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Part and parcel is an idiom that means 'an essential or basic element'.  To take someone/something by storm means to provoke a strongly favorable reaction--such as applause, critical acclaim, etc.  The original meaning was to 'conquer a city/area by overwhelming force' but the figurative meaning is much more commonly meant today.

link comment answered Apr 07 '13 at 01:49 Shawn Mooney Expert

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