Definition of Parkinson's law in English:

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Parkinson's law

Pronunciation: /ˈˌpärkənsənz ˈlô/
The notion that work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
Example sentences
  • In a further illustration of Parkinson's law that ‘expenditure rises to meet income,’ Greve and his colleagues also found that one of the strongest predictors of Medicaid growth in the 1990s was growth in state revenue collections.


1950s: named after Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909–93), English writer.

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Syllabification: Par·kin·son's law

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