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Parkinson's law   /pˈɑrkɪnsənz lɔ/   Listen
Parkinson's law

noun
1.
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion.
2.
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done.






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