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Parkinson's Law

1955 (in the "Economist" of Nov. 19), named for its deviser, British historian and journalist Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993): "work expands to fill the time available for its completion."

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Definitions of Parkinson's Law from WordNet

Parkinson's law (n.)
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion;
Parkinson's law (n.)
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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