Definition of trickle down in English:

trickle down

(Of wealth) gradually benefit the poorest as a result of the increasing wealth of the richest.
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  • No longer applicable, then, is the old theory of material benefits trickling down to the poor as the economy flies.
  • There is also some debate regarding the benefits of the reforms trickling down to the lowest strata of Indian society.
  • Anything which trickles down wealth from board room to the worker must be applauded, as indeed must any scheme which encourages prudent investing and enables people to save tax.
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