English version

Parkinson's law

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishParkinson's lawˈParkinson's ˌlaw noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 WORK THAT somebody DOESthe idea that the amount of work you have to do increases to fill the amount of time you have to do it in – used humorously
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Parkinson's lawIt was a monument to the newly discovered Parkinson's Law.Even Imperial civil lists were subject to Parkinson's Law.
From Longman Business DictionaryParkinson's LawPar‧kin‧son’s Law /ˌpɑːkɪnsənz ˈlɔːˌpɑːrkɪnsənz ˈlɒː/ nounHUMAN RESOURCES a humorous theory which states that the amount of work that needs doing increases to fill the time available to do it in
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