mission creep Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “mission creep” in the English Dictionary

"mission creep" in British English

See all translations

mission creepnoun [U]

uk   us   disapproving
the ​fact of doing a much ​largerjob for a ​longertime than was ​originallyexpected, ​especially in a ​militaryoperation
(Definition of mission creep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mission creep" in Business English

See all translations

mission creepnoun [U]

uk   us  
MANAGEMENT the gradual ​addition of new ​tasks or ​activities to a ​project so that the ​originalpurpose or ​idea begins to be ​lost: Expanding our ​objectives will only ​result in ​missioncreep and huge ​amounts of ​extraexpense.
(Definition of mission creep from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mission creep”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指军事行动中的)使命偏离,任务蠕升…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指軍事行動中的)使命偏離,任務蠕升…
What is the pronunciation of mission creep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More