mission creep

mission creep
mission creep ˈmission ˌcreep noun [uncountable]
HUMAN RESOURCES a series of gradual changes in the aim of the people who manage a company or organization, with the result that they do something different from what they planned to do at the beginning:

• The penalty clause in the contract leaves no room for mission creep.

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mission creep UK US noun [U]
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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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