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 for creeping elegance
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  creeping elegance
   n.
  
      Describes a tendency for parts of a design to become elegant past the
      point of diminishing return, something which often happens at the expense
      of the less interesting parts of the design, the schedule, and other things
      deemed important in the Real World. See also creeping featurism, {
      second-system effect, tense.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  creeping elegance
  
     Describes a tendency for parts of a design to become elegant
     past the point of diminishing return, something which often
     happens at the expense of the less interesting parts of the
     design, the schedule, and other things deemed important in the
     Real World.  See also creeping featurism, second-system
     effect, tense.
  

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