filter down

filter down

1. 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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The biggest 16K screen of its kind will shortly go on show in Japan.Sony's display has four times as many horizontal pixels as a 4K television and eight times that of a regular 1080p high definition TV, meaning it can show images in far more detail than normal.This will let viewers stand close to the unit - which is longer than a bus - without its image looking blurred.One expert said it would likely take decades for 16K tech to filter down to consumer products.
Utimately it will lead to owners buying fewer horses, trainers having fewer horses in their yards, which will filter down to stable staff and impact on staffing levels, while those punters that this legislation is designed to protect could simply continue to gamble to their heart's content, 24 hours a day, on their phones and desktops.
And he is hoping that the transformational work that the former Liverpool and Celtic chief did with Raheem Sterling at Anfield and Scott Sinclair in Glasgow will filter down to him.
That belief does filter down into the fans, but the demand still remains for these players to start showing it on the pitch on a regular basis.
That belief does filter down to the fans, but the demand still remains for these players to start showing it on a regular basis.
They may filter down to individuals for that matter.
Summary: It will take about a decade for fully autonomous or almost fully autonomous technology to filter down into family cars, a fast-growing company working on the technology has predicted.
"Hopefully some money will filter down to improve the team, keep players and bring players in."
Hardly a penny seems to filter down to lower-league teams, grassroots football or fans.
"One of the interesting things is that despite the fact that we have seen strong economic growth in the 2000s in Alberta in particular, as well as Saskatchewan and Manitoba, we are just not seeing that filter down to the on-reserve level," said senior economist David Macdonald, who co-authored the report.
Sadly, little of the Premier League's billions filter down but that's another rant altogether.
The recent revision of a few Saudi banks' outlooks by Fitch to negative reflects the rating agency's view of a tougher operating environment facing the Saudi Arabian banking sector, mainly due to the effect of lower oil prices on government spending and the filter down effect this has on the rest of the economy.
Some of the richest people in the world shop at Harrods - but not much of that money appears to filter down to the staff in what it calls its "dazzling array of in-store eateries".
I don't pertain to know how the lower oil price index would filter down to the peasants' pockets ...
Linguamatics states the integrated visualization capabilities in I2E 4.2 will allow users to gain a comprehensive view of large or complex data sets with the ability to filter down to the information of most interest, making it easier to access the most important information faster and share results throughout the organization, thus enabling more rapid decision support and increased speed to insight.