filter down

filter down

1. (literally) Of a liquid, to slowly seep down through lower substrate levels. The company bottles rainwater that has filtered down through seven layers of volcanic rock, purifying it and enriching it with minerals.
2. (by extension) Of information, resources, communication, etc., to move slowly and in small amounts down to lower levels of people in an organization, population, or group. It always takes a dog's age for any important company information to filter down to me and the other interns. The government has approved a staggering $200 billion stimulus package, but some experts warn it could be years before that money filters down to individuals and smaller businesses.
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filter down

v.
To pass or spread downward from an upper level to lower levels, as through a filter: The information slowly filtered down from management to the hourly employees.
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I don't pertain to know how the lower oil price index would filter down to the peasants' pockets .
The more the Premier League squads get reduced, the more players filter down into the Championship, and you're playing against excellent players every week.
BVRLA chief Gerry Keaney said: "Rental and leasing companies will no doubt be keen to see the technology under the skin of this revolutionary sports car as it will gradually filter down and become standard on mainstream fleet cars in the coming years.
There are fears that the pummelling sustained Down Under over the past three months could filter down to the Twenty20 team, after they were unable to beat a weakened Australia in the series opener in Hobart on Wednesday, despite Ravi Bopara's 27-ball 65.
In addition, the Tata Sumo Grande Movus's mechanically be advanced that will filter down to the entire range and this advanced will first be available on the Tata Sumo Grande Movus and will later be accommodated to the Tata Sumo Grande range and also on other vehicles that share mechanical components.
As such we have now opened our fourth office in Kingswinford, and expect our continued workload to filter down to our supply chain across the region, as well as provide tendering opportunities for new sub-contractors and suppliers.
It's remarkable to watch such fortitude but we shouldn't be encouraging it to go too far, or this courage could filter down to everyday life and we'll all have to stop moaning about anything other than a life-threatening injury.
uk Books like this are to your home what Vogue and GQ are to your wardrobe - full of great colours, trends and styles that will eventually filter down to the high street.
DON'T filter down the side of large vehicles such as buses or trucks at junctions.
Such contracts do not always filter down to small and medium sized companies, and less still to local companies in Coventry and Warwickshire.
The money will filter down to local authorities to solve social exclusion.
Trends tend to filter down pretty quickly from the high end to the copycat market, so next time you're loading up your shopping trolley, take a detour down the homewares aisle.
It seems unlikely that the car will ever reach production but the positive feedback Toyota have received to its unusual seating layout and its styling should see some of the iQ's more innovative features filter down to production Toyotas.
HANOI, Vietnam -- While at the national level, Vietnam is softening antireligious policies, these changes don't always filter down to the local level.
The report points out that GDP growth did not filter down to the masses, pointing out that a vicious circle of growth limited by poverty has to be broken by investing in infrastructure, health and education as well as providing access to credit and eliminating risks.