law of diminishing returns


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law of diminishing returns

n.
The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved.
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Noun1.law of diminishing returns - a law affirming that to continue after a certain level of performance has been reached will result in a decline in effectiveness
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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"Typically in a thematic area there's only room for two, maybe three big successes and then the law of diminishing returns kicks in," said Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Eric Balchunas.
The passion of the subcontinental fans -- who produced a heady mix of colour, excitement and joie de vivre at an unlikely setting -- drives home the point that their presence is crucial for the survival of the sport faced with the threat of law of diminishing returns. The interest levels for the ongoing Cricket World Cup in this country seems to be restricted in pockets, and most of the sports pages that I picked up over the last few days had their priorities clear -- it's the Women's World Cup football in France where the 'Lionesses' made the semi-finals, Wimbledon and then Eoin Morgan and Co.
But in this column, I have been forewarning that the rowdy show put by the PTI was now being hit by the law of diminishing returns. Their persistent recklessness was also bound to backfire during the second phase of the budget-passing procedure.
Scotland's recent constitutional skirmishes mean the First Minister is also suffering from the law of diminishing returns.
'In economics, there's the law of diminishing returns. After 50 years, I believe a lot of people are now saying, 'enough is enough,'' he told the Inquirer.
Has he concluded that conforming to the law of diminishing returns, the unending repetition of the same mantra month after month has knocked the bottom out of his single point campaign against rival political parties?
trilogy - while recognising it suffered from the law of diminishing returns - and David Fincher's English language remake of the first movie.
But the law of diminishing returns still applies: Stacking a new development with every possible amenity you can buy won't maximize your ROI.
Surely we will see some kind of law of diminishing returns.
NOT even superpowers can defeat the law of diminishing returns in this insufferably smug comic book action sequel.
Political outcomes, just like economic returns, are governed by the law of diminishing returns. Successive application of an input adds more and more units of output but not indefinitely.
The law of diminishing returns seems to apply in this case!