Parkinson's law Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Parkinson's law" in British English

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Parkinson's lawnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpɑː.kɪn.sənzˌlɔː/  us   /ˈpɑːr.kɪn.sənzˌlɑː/ humorous
the ​idea that any ​piece of ​work will ​increase to ​fill as much ​time as you have to do it in
(Definition of Parkinson's law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Parkinson's Law" in Business English

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Parkinson's Lawnoun [S]

uk   us   humorous
the ​idea that ​work always ​increases to ​fill the ​timeavailable for ​finishing it: A variant of Parkinson's Law says that the ​quantity of ​emails you receive ​rises to ​meet the ​time you set aside to read them.
(Definition of Parkinson's Law from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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