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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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.
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.
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.
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.