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feature creep

  business:  disruption of the normal product life cycle by adding new design features after design is supposed to be completed — thus delaying timely delivery
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The phrase, "feature creep," is most commonly used in the context of software development. In addition to making a product late and less reliable, it is often associated with an overly complicated product that has lost an originally elegant design.
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