Meaning of “mission creep” in the English Dictionary

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"mission creep" in Business English

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mission creepnoun [ U ]

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MANAGEMENT the gradual addition of new tasks or activities to a project so that the original purpose or idea begins to be lost:

Expanding our objectives will only result in mission creep and huge amounts of extra expense.

(Definition of “mission creep” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)