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“Parkinson's law” in British English

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(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 time available 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)