trickle down


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trickle down

 (to someone or something)
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to seep or dribble downward to reach someone or something. The water trickled down the wall to the floor. It trickled down very slowly.
2. Fig. [for something] to be distributed to someone or something in little bits at a time. The results of the improved economy trickled down to people at lower-income levels. Information about what happened finally trickled down to me.
See also: down, trickle

trickle down

v.
To diffuse downward through some hierarchical structure: The sociology professor believed that money rarely trickles down from the owners of capital to the workers who toil in the factories.
See also: down, trickle
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Throughout 2003, the negative effect will trickle down through the Indonesian economy as an estimated 8 million tourism-related workers are impacted.
They are wise to promote dialogue among religious leaders with the hope that it will both modify doctrines and trickle down to the congregations, perhaps to re-kindle a sense of purpose around a relevant and current crisis.
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But, as with many technological advances, trickle down occurs that allows for the application of these technological developments to mainstream industries.
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21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report, "The Great Tax Debate - Myths and facts," printed and featured today in Truthout, one of the country's leading progressive news sources reaching 260,000 readers with one million web hits per month, former Clinton White House staff and House Government Operations Committee spokesman Robert Weiner debunks "the myth of tax breaks helping the economy" and lays out "the failure of trickle down.
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Multilateral lending agencies such as the International Monetary Fund, too, often preach the need for open-market prosperity to trickle down to the masses.